NPPA News Bulletin-2002


1st January - Message from Chairman, NPPA on New Year Eve.
1st January - From Member Secretary's Desk
14th January - NPPA advise the State Drugs Controllers that coercive actions in respect of
seven bulk drugs may be kept in abeyance.
14th January - NPPA has revised the price of bulk drug Pyrantel Pamoate from Rs.1148/kg to Rs.1393/kg on 11th January, 2002.
4th February - NPPA has fixed/ revised prices of 62 formulations packs on 31st January, 2002. These include formulations based on bulk drugs Pseudoephedrine, Diosmin, Ibuprofen, Dexamethasone, Trimethoprim, Vitamins and Pheniramine Maleate etc. Please see details.
7th February - NPPA has revised the price of bulk drug Rifampicin from Rs.4167/kg to Rs.4200/kg on 5th February, 2002.
21st February - Government of India, Deptt. of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has announced Pharmaceutical Policy 2002 on 15th February, 2002. Please see details.
11th April - NPPA has fixed/ revised prices of 16 formulations packs on 10th April, 2002. These include formulations based on bulk drug Pyrantel Pamoate an Insulin. Please see details.
2nd May - Shri B.S. Baswan has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. He has relinquished the post of Chairman, NPPA on 30th April, 2002 to take up the new assignment. Shri P.K. Mishra, IAS (OR 66) has been posted in his place.
6th May - Shri P. K. Mishra assumes charge as Chairman, NPPA.
24th June - NPPA has fixed/revised prices of 14 formulations packs on 21st June, 2002.
These include formulations based on bulk drug Methyl Prednisolone and Insulin.
16th July - Validity of notification S.O. No.578(E) dated 13th July, 1999 relating to fixation of
norms for CC, PC and PL has been further extended vide notification No. S.O.737(E)
dated 12th July, 2002.
23rd July - NPPA has fixed/ revised prices of 3 formulation packs on 22nd July, 2002.
These include formulations based on bulk drug Ibuprofen & Paracetamol,
Griseofulvin and Levodopa & Benzerazide.
8th August - NPPA has revised the prices of bulk drugs Sodium Penicillin G, Benzathine
Penicillin G and Procaine Penicillin G on 6th August, 2002.
10th September - NPPA has revised the prices of bulk drugs Vitamin C (Plain), Vitamin C (Coated),
Sodium Ascorbate & Iodochlorohydroxyquinoline (ICHQ) on 6th September, 2002.
11th September - NPPA has fixed/ revised prices of 24 formulations packs on 9th September, 2002.
These include formulations based on Insulin, Rifampicin, Spironolactone, Frusemide,
and Vitamins.
24th September - Shri Arun Kshetrapal, IAS (MP : 68) has assumed charge as Chairman, NPPA
on 23rd September, 2002
10th October - NPPA sponsored a study on availability and prices of medicines in India to a NGO, namely, 'Voluntary Organization in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE)'. The study conducted in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka has thrown up many findings. Full report: "A Study on Availability and Prices of Medicines in India"
24th December - NPPA has revised the price of the scheduled bulk drug, 'Pentazocine' from Rs.38,498/Kg to Rs.35,512/Kg on 23rd December, 2002.
26th December - NPPA has fixed/ revised prices of 70 formulations packs on 24th December, 2002. These include formulations based on bulk drugs Insulins, Penicillins, ICHQ, Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C etc.

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