Date: 24-Jul-2019

Notices issued to cos for introducing drugs without prior nod from NPPA: Govt

The government has issued notices to pharma firms including Cipla, Dr Reddys, Biocon, Lupin, Alembic Pharma, and Sanofi India, for introducing drugs without prior approval from the national drug pricing regulator, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. "Companies that introduced a total of 22 drugs "without prior approval of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) have been issued notices," Minister for the Chemicals & Fertilizers, D V Sadananda Gowda said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.