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21st  August 2016
With price cap, 22 drugs get cheaper​
  1. The price cap announced by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) would bring down maximum retail price or MRP of these medicines down by 10-45%. It is likely to impact prices of nearly 220 medicine brands containing 22 formulations.
  2. For instance, the price of 1ml Doxorubicin HCl Pegylated Liposomal Injection - used in the treatment of different types of cancer including blood, breast, stomach, lungs, ovaries and kidneys - has been fixed at Rs 723.93, whereas a pack of Zoledronic Acid infusion - used with cancer chemotherapy to treat bone problems - will now cost Rs 3,609.13.
  3. The NPPA caps prices of essential drugs at the simple average of all medicines in a particular therapeutic segment with sales of more than 1%. (TOI)
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IMA congratulates the Medical Council of India on the launch of its Digital Mission Mode Project
 
 IMA extended its support to the Medical Council of India’s Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP). 
 
New Delhi, August 20, 2016: “The DMMP is a commendable initiative by the MCI aimed at creating a digital network facilitating data exchange across all medical colleges in the country and converting the Indian Medical Register in the digital mode. The project is in line with the Honorable Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative and is a much-needed development in helping make the Indian Medical Education system more transparent and effective. We at IMA welcome the initiative and will support the MCI in its implementation in any way we can,” said Dr SS Agarwal - National President IMA & Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - Honorary Secretary General IMA.
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