No. A. 8448/2013/DC Office of the Drugs Controller
Red Cross Road
Thiruvananthapuram 695 035
The Drugs Controller
1) The Director of Health Services,
Directorate of Health Services,
2) The Director of Medical Education,
Directorate of Medical Education,
3) The Managing Director,
Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd.
Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram -14
4 )The Secretary,
All Kerala Chemists & Druggists Association,
Chemists Bhavan, PB No. 2458,
Chavara Centre Road, OPP South Railway Station,
Ernakulam, Kochi 682 016
5 The President,
Indian Medical Association,
Sub: Fixation of the Ceiling Prices of Drug Formulations as per National Pharmaceutical Price Policy 2012
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) have fixed the prices of 151+ 40 + 51 formulations of drugs vide Gazette Notifications dated 14/6/2013 and 21/6/2013 and 28/6/2013 respectively.
All the gazette notifications are available at the website of NPPA. However, for convenience a list of all the 242 items is attached herewith for ready reference. The same will also be available at the Department’s website (www.dc.kerala.gov.in). The prices in the Gazette notifications/attached list are exclusive of the eligible taxes.
As per the circular from the DCGI cited, a period of 45 days from the date of the gazette notifications is allowed to the manufacturers for ensuring that the MRP of these scheduled formulations does not exceed the ceiling price listed, plus local taxes as applicable. Also, the Drugs Controller General (India) has permitted relabeling/stickering for the purpose of reduction of prices of drugs.
It is requested that necessary steps for the compliance of the revised/fixation of the prices of the drugs in respect of the above notifications.
Drugs Controller i/c
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