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Exclusive: NPPA to intensify drug price verification

The move is aimed at having a stringent regulatory system while bringing in uniformity in approach for pricing of drugs

The drug price regulator would now visit manufacturing facilities of pharmaceutical companies while fixing prices of essential medicines. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued internal guidelines putting in place norms for verification of actual cost data, provided by companies, through plant visits.  The move is aimed at having a stringent regulatory system while bringing in uniformity in approach for pricing of drugs. “Plant visits to be made for verification of data and collection of additional data, understanding product, process etc, and holding ...