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Sirolimus Drug Coated Balloons are an alternative to stents: Experts

Especially valuable for young patients with multiple blocks & underlying conditions that may render angioplasty procedures with drug-eluting stents ineffective

Drug-coated balloons is an alternative to stents in younger patients, say...

This is especially the case if the patients are young, have multiple blocks & have conditions that may make angioplasty to implant drug-eluting stents ineffective

NPPA has fixed ceiling prices of 355 medicines & 882 formulations

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixes the ceiling prices of scheduled formulations as per provisions of DPCO, 2013 and monitors the prices of non-scheduled drugs so as to ensure that their prices do not increase beyond 10 percent in a year..................

Govt says it fixed ceiling prices of 849 medicines, including 2...

While 59 of the formulations witnessed maximum 40 percent reduction, the minimum 5 percent was the reduction rate in case of 233 formulations...........

Govt cracks the whip, fixes ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants

While making it clear that overcharging of knee implants would be strictly monitored and penalized, the government has termed the move to cap their prices as a step to ensure affordable and quality healthcare..........

MedTech industry needs consensus, not confrontation!

The union government has gone tough on medical technology accessibility and affordability. While the stent prices have been capped, the responsibility to keep them available lies with companies....Read Editor's Take.....

MTaI demands categorization of stents, says not against price control

In its latest statement, the Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has conveyed to the government that while it isn't against the price control measures but believes that categorization of stents is necessary........

No complaint of inferior stents reported under CGHS, clarifies health ministry

The central government health scheme doesn't provide stents directly but the beneficiaries who avail the scheme are reimbursed the amount spent on medical stents.........

Mandatory for hospitals to issue patient’s bill with separate cost of...

State governments and state drug controllers have been advised to exercise powers under Para 30 of DPCO, 2013 to check artificial shortage of stent.........

Coronary stent price cap order has no logic: Indian firms tell...

Association of Indian Medical Device Manufacturers (AIMeD) has also drawn attention to possible conflict and problem points which will arise now in the wake of this notification....