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After pricing cap, NPPA warns of 'artificial' shortage of stents - Moneycontrol.com;

After pricing cap, NPPA warns of 'artificial' shortage of stents - Moneycontrol.com

Moneycontrol.comAfter pricing cap, NPPA warns of 'artificial' shortage of stentsMoneycontrol.comNPPA said the government can direct any manufacturer to maintain, import or increase supplies of cardiac stents in public interest, and a designated officer of government of both State and Central can enter, search and seize stocks of stents anywhere ...and more »

Prices of cardiac stents slashed - The Hindu;

Prices of cardiac stents slashed - The Hindu

The HinduPrices of cardiac stents slashedThe HinduPatients slated for coronary angioplasty are in for a big relief as the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Monday fixed the ceiling price of all drug eluting stents (DES) and bioresorbable scaffolds at ₹29,600 and that of bare metal ...and more »

Health groups welcome price capping of coronary stents by NPPA - pharmabiz.com

Health groups welcome price capping of coronary stents by NPPApharmabiz.comA large number of health groups in the country have welcomed the capping of prices of coronary stents by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The NPPA has notified a ceiling price for Drug Eluting Stents (DES) at Rs.29,600 and for Bare ...and more »

Experts, doctors hail price cap - The Hindu

Experts, doctors hail price capThe HinduThe Centre's cap on the prices of coronary stents, slashing the current prices by up to 85%, has come as a big relief for heart patients in Kerala where an estimated 30,000 people get stents implanted each year. “We welcome the ceiling,” M. Sasikumar, ...and more »

No respite for patients, although stents prices slash - Telangana Today;

No respite for patients, although stents prices slash - Telangana Today

Telangana TodayNo respite for patients, although stents prices slashTelangana TodayCentre had put a cap on the prices of stents but has not taken any measures to regulate the actual cost of angioplasty procedures. By M. Sai Gopal | Published: 16th Feb 2017 12:20 am Updated: 16th Feb 2017 2:25 am. stents. Open. Hyderabad: Will ...and more »

Band-aid solution - Business Standard

Band-aid solutionBusiness StandardThe National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Monday announced a price ceiling for stents, a mesh tube which is placed in arteries to improve the blood flow to the heart. This was done after the government included stents in the National List ...and more »

Government Slashes Prices of Stents Drastically - Live Punjab;

Government Slashes Prices of Stents Drastically - Live Punjab

Live PunjabGovernment Slashes Prices of Stents DrasticallyLive PunjabIn what may come as a huge relief to scores of heart patients, the government capped the prices of life saving coronary stents drastically. As per the new government directive, the prices of the stents have been slashed by 85 percent. The bare metal ...and more »

Capping stent prices could be detrimental to patient safety: CII - The New Indian Express

Capping stent prices could be detrimental to patient safety: CIIThe New Indian ExpressNEW DELHI: The latest move by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to cap the prices of coronary stents could be detrimental to patient safety, industry body CII has said. "This move could limit the accessibility of cutting-edge technologies ...and more »

NPPA caps stent prices: Will it break doctor-hospital nexus? - Moneycontrol.com

NPPA caps stent prices: Will it break doctor-hospital nexus?Moneycontrol.comThe moves of the pharmaceutical pricing watchdog does not come as a surprise and culminates a drawn out process that was initiated two years ago after allegations by political parties of unethical marketing practices and an alleged nexus between ...and more »

Indian Govt Slashes Price of Coronary Stents by 85%, Eases Woes of Heart Patients - The Better India (blog)

Indian Govt Slashes Price of Coronary Stents by 85%, Eases Woes of Heart PatientsThe Better India (blog)On matters of the heart, February 14 turned out to be good news for many in more ways than one. In what is going to be a massive relief to the lakhs of cardiac patients across India, the government announced that the prices of coronary stents have been ...and more »

World Coronary Stent Market (Drug Eluting Stent, Bare Metal Stent, Drug Eluting Stent): Industry Analysis, Outlook ... - NewsMaker (press release);

World Coronary Stent Market (Drug Eluting Stent, Bare Metal Stent, Drug Eluting Stent): Industry Analysis, Outlook ... - NewsMaker (press release)

NewsMaker (press release)World Coronary Stent Market (Drug Eluting Stent, Bare Metal Stent, Drug Eluting Stent): Industry Analysis, Outlook ...NewsMaker (press release)The stent market is an important segment of the coronary heart diseases. The stent is a small, elastic, mesh like tube made of a metal stainless steel or cobalt alloy that acts as support. Stents are attached onto small balloons and opened inside the ...and more »

Cardiac stent prices regulated under Essentials List: The Loot Ends - Mathrubhumi English;

Cardiac stent prices regulated under Essentials List: The Loot Ends - Mathrubhumi English

Mathrubhumi EnglishCardiac stent prices regulated under Essentials List: The Loot EndsMathrubhumi EnglishMalappuram: After six months of deliberations and an official study report the government has finally plugged the loot in the cardiovascular care segment in the country. Stents which earned a 1026% margin and gave 654% margins to the hospitals will ...and more »

Price caps will save patients nearly Rs1 lakh on cardiac stents: Ananth Kumar - Economic Times;

Price caps will save patients nearly Rs1 lakh on cardiac stents: Ananth Kumar - Economic Times

Economic TimesPrice caps will save patients nearly Rs1 lakh on cardiac stents: Ananth KumarEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: Heart patients who require coronary stents stand to get an average benefit of close to Rs 1 lakh after the country's drug pricing authority on Tuesday fixed a cap on stent prices, chemicals and fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar has said. The ...and more »

NPPA Fixes Ceiling Price For Coronary Stents [Read Notification] - Live Law;

NPPA Fixes Ceiling Price For Coronary Stents [Read Notification] - Live Law

Live LawNPPA Fixes Ceiling Price For Coronary Stents [Read Notification]Live LawIn a significant move towards affordable healthcare, the government has slashed the prices of coronary stents by 80 per cent. The ceiling price of bare metal stents has been fixed at Rs. 7,260 and that of drug eluting stents (DES), including metallic ...and more »

Cardiac procedures requiring stents would be under strict government supervision - India Live Today;

Cardiac procedures requiring stents would be under strict government supervision - India Live Today

India Live TodayCardiac procedures requiring stents would be under strict government supervisionIndia Live TodayCardiac procedures that require stents would soon be under strict government scanner. The move came after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) brought down the cost of coronary stents by around 380 per cent. The Ministry of Chemicals ...and more »

Hospitals have to bill stents separately, rules National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority - Economic Times;

Hospitals have to bill stents separately, rules National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority - Economic Times

Economic TimesHospitals have to bill stents separately, rules National Pharmaceutical Pricing AuthorityEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: Tightening the noose around hospitals, nursing homes and clinics performing cardiac procedures using stents, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has made it mandatory for such institutions to disclose separately the cost of ...and more »

Hospitals may hike package cost to offset stent price cap - Times of India;

Hospitals may hike package cost to offset stent price cap - Times of India

Times of IndiaHospitals may hike package cost to offset stent price capTimes of IndiaKOLKATA: Heart patients in the city may not get the proportionate price advantage of the lowering of stent prices by up to 85% as private hospitals get ready to hike associated charges to keep the procedure viable.Some even hiked their package costs ...and more »

Drug pricing authority uses special powers to make sure cardiac stents become affordable - Scroll.in;

Drug pricing authority uses special powers to make sure cardiac stents become affordable - Scroll.in

Scroll.inDrug pricing authority uses special powers to make sure cardiac stents become affordableScroll.inThe National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has fixed the ceiling price on drug-eluting stents at Rs 29,600. Menaka Rao. Published Feb 15, 2017. Drug pricing authority uses special powers to make sure cardiac stents become affordable Lenore Edman/ ...and more »

Kerala: Max price set for coronary stents - Deccan Chronicle;

Kerala: Max price set for coronary stents - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChronicleKerala: Max price set for coronary stentsDeccan ChronicleKOCHI: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of Indian has finally fixed the ceiling prices of coronary stents after examining all information/data and all relevant options for price fixation.and more »

Coronary stents get cheaper by up to 85% - Millennium Post;

Coronary stents get cheaper by up to 85% - Millennium Post

Millennium PostCoronary stents get cheaper by up to 85%Millennium PostIn a major relief to millions of cardiac patients, the government on Tuesday cut prices of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal stents and Rs 29,600 for drug eluting variety. According to sources ...and more »