18 essential medicines, ORS, get pricier from today, 10%-12% hike likely in Kolkata – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: No less than 18 important medication, that are a part of our dwelling medication cupboard, together with oral rehydration answer sachets and ache killers, will get pricier from Saturday.

They’re prone to price 10-12 per cent extra with National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) altering worth caps of 25 medicines.

The inventory with the revised costs is prone to attain the Kolkata market in a month. “The costs might be efficient from April 1. Producers will take a month to ship medicines with the brand new costs,” stated Somnath Ghosh of Metro Pharma.

The value of clinidipine & telmisartan, taken for top BP, coronary heart dysfunction and kidney illnesses, is prone to enhance by Rs 16 for a strip of 10 tablets. Dapagliflozin & metformin hydrochloride, used for sufferers with Kind II diabetes, are prone to price you Rs 20 extra for a strip. Gliclazide & metformin hydrochloride can also be prone to rise by Rs 13 a strip. An enormous sachet of ORS, which earlier price Rs 19.84, will now come for Rs 22; a smaller pack will price 50p extra.

The ministry of chemical compounds and fertilisers had on March 27 issued an inventory of 25 medicines that had proposed retail worth caps. A few of the medicines on the checklist had already seen worth change. “There had been frequent change in medication costs over the previous 18-20 months. The proposed checklist contains medication, like clinidipine and telmisartan, the charges of which had dipped earlier,” stated Sajal Ganguly, secretary, Bengal Chemists’ and Druggists’ Affiliation.

A supply identified that the steep rise in the price of energetic pharmaceutical components (API) or uncooked materials had put strain on producers. All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) identified the rise in worth, after the federal government’s announcement, was prone to be between 10 and 12 per cent. “We observe the NPPA directions. The value hike will assist producers compensate for the losses they confronted from dear API,” stated Rajiv Singhal, normal secretary of the AIOCD.

  • Revealed On Apr 1, 2023 at 03:09 PM IST

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