Friday, September 28, 2012

List of drugs which likely to be included in new Drug Price Control Order (DPCO)-2012 (latest dpco 2012)

Report By Vishal Goyani, 28/09/2012.


The Government of India proposed to put 348 drugs in National List of Essential Medicines of India- 2011 (NLEM-2011) under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) on 29th September, 2012. Once these drugs come under the DPCO list, they can sell only at lower price then that set by the government.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is responsible for setting the prices of drugs under DPCO list will set price once these drugs come under the DPCO.

This will give the benefit to the people of India, who will get drugs at lower price than it was previously. On other site this drugs having total market of 29000 crore INR (almost 60% of Total Indian market), so the Pharma companies have to suffer from huge loss.

Download new DPCO-2013 from this link:
http://pharmaceuticals.gov.in/DPCO2013.pdf
http://vishalgoyani.blogspot.in/2013/03/amul-milk-comparison-know-nutrition.html

The barrier of Maximum price will be on some combination formulation and some of new class of medicine beside existing control on the various categories like TB drugs, sedative, Lipid lowering drugs, steroid, pain killer etc.

Some new category of drug cover will be:

1. some commonly used anti-AIDS

2. Some commonly used anti-cancer drugs


New combinations formulations will come under New DPCO list are:

  1. Dexamethasone with combination (anti-inflamatory), 
  2. Multivitamin with vitamin c (vitamin supplement) 
  3. Insulin formulations 
  4. Aspirin with Rosuvastatin (cardiovascular), 
  5. Vitamin C with combination (vitamin c supplement and antioxidant), 
  6. Vitamin E (tocopheryl) (vitamin e supplement), 
  7. Streptomycin with penicillin (antibiotic), 
  8. norfloxacin (antibacterial), 
  9. Cefotaxime (antibacterial), 
  10. Chlorpromazine with combination (antipsychotic), 
  11. Sulphadoxine with combination (antimalarial), 


The World Health Organization in 1977 has introduced concept of essential medicines. It has been adopted by many countries including India. As per this concept India has released NLEM 2011, which contains list of 348 essential drug molecules contained in 489 formulations, including 16 fixed dose combinations.

List of Medicines in NLEM 2011 as per Alphabetical order (Which likely to be under NEW DPCO-2012 DRUG LIST) is as per follow:

(Source and Copyright WHO web site: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s18693en/s18693en.pdf)

1. 25% Dextrose

2. 5-Amino salicylic Acid

3. 5-Fluorouracil

4. Acetazolamide

5. Acetyl Salicylic Acid

6. Acriflavin+Glycerin

7. Actinomycin D

8. Activated Charcoal

9. Acyclovir

10. Adenosine

11. Adrenaline Bitartrate

12. Albendazole

13. Albumin

14. Allopurinol

15. Alpha Interferon

16. Alprazolam

17. Aluminium Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide

18. Amikacin

19. Amiodarone

20. Amitriptyline

21. Amlodipine

22. Amoxicillin

23. Amoxicillin+Clavulinic acid

24. Amphotericin B

25. Ampicillin

26. Anti-D immunoglobin (human)

27. Antitetanus Human immunoglobin

28. Artesunate (To be used only in combination with

Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine)

29. Ascorbic Acid

30. Atenolol

31. Atorvastatin

32. Atracurium besylate

33. Atropine Sulphate

34. Azathioprine

35. Azithromycin

36. B.C.G Vaccine

37. Barium Sulphate

38. Beclomethasone Dipropionate

39. Benzathine Benzylpenicillin

40. Benzoin Compound

41. Benzyl benzoate

42. Betamethasone

43. Betamethasone Dipropionate

44. Betaxolol Hydrochloride

45. Bisacodyl

46. Bleaching Powder

47. Bleomycin

48. Bromocriptine Mesylate

49. Bupivacaine Hydrochloride

50. Busulphan

51. Calamine

52. Calcium carbonate

53. Calcium gluconate

54. Calcium Ipodate

55. Carbamazepine

56. Carbimazole

57. Carboplatin

58. Cefixime

59. Cefotaxime

60. Ceftazidime

61. Ceftriaxone

62. Cephalexin

63. Cetrimide

64. Cetrizine

65. Chlorambucil

66. Chloramphenicol

67. Chlorhexidine

68. Chloroquine phosphate

69. Chlorpheniramine Maleate

70. Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

71. Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride

72. Cisplatin

73. Clindamycin

74. Clofazimine

75. Clomiphene citrate

76. Clopidogrel

77. Clotrimazole

78. Cloxacillin

79. Coal Tar

80. Codeine phosphate

81. Colchicine

82. Condoms

83. Co-Trimoxazole (Trimethoprim + Sulphamethoxazole)

84. Cryoprecipitate

85. Cyanocobalamin

86. Cyclophosphamide

87. Cyclosporine

88. Cytosine arabinoside

89. D.P.T Vaccine

90. Dacarbazine

91. Danazol

92. Dapsone

93. Daunorubicin

94. Desferrioxamine mesylate

95. Dexamethasone

96. Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate

97. Dextran-40

98. Dextran-70

99. Dextromethorphan

100. Diazepam

101. Diclofenac

102. Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

103. Didanosine

104. Diethylcarbamazine citrate

105. Digoxin

106. Dihydroergotamine

107. Diloxanide Furoate

108. Diltiazem

109. Dimercaprol

110. Diphtheria Antitoxin

111. Dithranol

112. Dobutamine

113. Domperidone

114. Dopamine Hydrochloride

115. Doxorubicin

116. Doxycycline

117. Efavirenz

118. EMLA cream

119. Enalapril Maleate

120. Enoxaparin

121. Erythromycin Estolate

122. Esmolol

123. Ethambutol

124. Ether

125. Ethinylestradiol

126. Ethinylestradiol + Levonorgesterol

127. Ethinylestradiol + Norethisterone

128. Ethyl Alcohol 70%

129. Etoposide

130. Factor IX Complex (Coagulation Factors II,VII, IX, X)

131. Factor VIII Concentrate

132. Famotidine

133. Fentanyl

134. Ferrous Salt

135. Filgrastim

136. Fluconazole

137. Flumazenil

138. Fluorescein

139. Fluoxetine hydrochloride

140. Flutamide

141. Folic Acid

142. Folinic Acid

143. Formaldehyde IP

144. Framycetin Sulphate

145. Fresh frozen plasma

146. Furosemide

147. Gemcitabine hydrochloride

148. Gentamicin

149. Gentian Violet

150. Glibenclamide

151. Glucagon

152. Glucose

153. Glucose with sodium chloride

154. Glutaraldehyde

155. Glycerin

156. Glyceryl Trinitrate

157. Griseofulvin

158. Haloperidol

159. Halothane with vaporizer

160. Heparin Sodium

161. Hepatitis B Vaccine

162. Homatropine

163. Hormone Releasing IUD

164. Hydrochlorothiazide

165. Hydrocortisone sodium succinate

166. Hydrogen Peroxide

167. Hydroxychloroquine phosphate

168. Hydroxyethyl Starch (Hetastarch)

169. Hyoscine Butyl Bromide

170. Ibuprofen

171. Ifosfamide

172. Imatinib

173. Imipramine

174. Indinavir

175. Insulin Injection(Soluble)

176. Intermediate Acting(Lente/NPH Insulin)

177. Intraperitoneal Dialysis Solution

178. Iodine

179. Iopanoic Acid

180. Ipratropium bromide

181. Iron Dextran

182. Isoflurane

183. Isoniazid

184. Isosorbide 5 Mononitrate/Dinitrate

185. Ispaghula

186. IUD containing Copper

187. Ketamine Hydrochloride

188. L- Asparaginase

189. Lamivudine

190. Lamivudine + Nevirapine + Stavudine

191. Lamivudine + Zidovudine

192. Leflunomide

193. Levodopa+ Carbidopa

194. Levothyroxine

195. Lignocaine

196. Lignocaine Hydrochloride

197. Lignocaine Hydrochloride + Adrenaline

198. Lithium Carbonate

199. Lorazepam

200. Losartan Potassium

201. Magnesium sulphate

202. Mannitol

203. Measles Vaccine

204. Medroxy Progesterone Acetate

205. Mefloquine

206. Meglumine Iothalamate

207. Meglumine Iotroxate

208. Melphalan

209. Mercaptopurine

210. Mesna

211. Metformin

212. Methotrexate

213. Methyl Cellulose

214. Methyl Ergometrine

215. Methyldopa

216. MethylPrednisolone

217. Methylrosanilinium Chloride (Gentian Violet)

218. Methylthioninium chloride (Methylene blue)

219. Metoclopramide

220. Metoprolol

221. Metronidazole

222. Miconazole

223. Midazolam

224. Mifepristone

225. Misoprostol

226. Mitomycin-C

227. Morphine Sulphate

228. Multivitamins (As per Schedule V of Drugs and

Cosmetics Rules)

229. N/2 Saline

230. N/5 Saline

231. N-acetylcysteine

232. Naloxone

233. Nelfinavir

234. Neomycin + Bacitracin

235. Neostigmine

236. Nevirapine

237. Nicotinamide

238. Nifedipine

239. Nitrofurantoin

240. Nitrous Oxide

241. Norethisterone

242. Normal Saline

243. Nystatin

244. Ofloxacin

245. Olanzapine

246. Omeprazole

247. Ondansetron

248. Oral Poliomyelitis vaccine (LA)

249. Oral Rehydration Salts

250. Oxaliplatin

251. Oxygen

252. Oxytocin

253. Paclitaxel

254. Pantoprazole

255. Paracetamol

256. Penicillamine

257. Pentamidine Isothionate

258. Permethrin

259. Pheniramine Maleate

260. Phenobarbitone

261. Phenylephrine

262. Phenytoin Sodium

263. Phytomenadione

264. Pilocarpine

265. Piperazine

266. Platelet Rich Plasma

267. Polygeline

268. Polyvalent Antisnake Venom

269. Potassium Chloride

270. Potassium Permanganate

271. Povidone Iodine

272. Pralidoxime Chloride(2-PAM)

273. Praziquantel

274. Prednisolone

275. Prednisolone Acetate

276. Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate

277. Premix Insulin 30:70 injection

278. Primaquine

279. Procainamide Hydrochloride

280. Procarbazine

281. Promethazine

282. Propofol

283. Propranolol hydrochloride

284. Propyliodone

285. Protamine Sulphate

286. Pyrazinamide

287. Pyridostigmine

288. Pyridoxine

289. Pyrimethamine

290. Quinine sulphate

291. Rabies immunoglobin

292. Rabies Vaccine

293. Raloxifene

294. Ranitidine

295. Riboflavin

296. Rifampicin

297. Ringer Lactate

298. Ritonavir

299. Salbutamol sulphate

300. Salicylic Acid

301. Saquinavir

302. Sevoflurane

303. Silver Sulphadiazine

304. Sodium Bicarbonate

305. Sodium Iothalamate

306. Sodium Meglumine Diatrizoate

307. Sodium Nitrite

308. Sodium Nitroprusside

309. Sodium Stibogluconate

310. Sodium Thiosulphate

311. Sodium Valproate

312. Specific antisnake venom

313. Spironolactone

314. Stavudine

315. Stavudine+Lamivudine

316. Streptokinase

317. Streptomycin Sulphate

318. Succinyl choline chloride

319. Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine

320. Sulfasalazine

321. Sulphacetamide Sodium

322. Sulphadiazine

323. Tamoxifen Citrate

324. Terbutaline Sulphate

325. Testosterone

326. Tetanus Toxoid

327. Tetracaine Hydrochloride

328. Thiamine

329. Thiopentone Sodium

330. Timolol Maleate

331. Tramadol

332. Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride

333. Tropicamide

334. Tuberculin, Purified Protein derivative 335. Urokinase

336. Vancomycin Hydrochloride

337. Vecuronium

338. Verapamil

339. Vinblastine sulphate

340. Vincristine

341. Vitamin A

342. Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol) NOT vitamin D3

343. Warfarin sodium

344. Water for Injection

345. Zidovudine

346. Zidovudine+ Lamivudine+ Nevirapine

347. Zinc Oxide

348. Zinc Sulfate



Currently following 70 drugs are under Drug price control order.

List of Price Controlled Drugs (DPCO 1995)

1. SULPHAMETHOXAZOLE

2. PENICILLINS

3. TETRACYCLINE

4. RIFAMPICIN

5. STREPTOMYCIN

6. RANITIDINE

7. VITAMIN C

8. BETAMETHASONE

9. METRONIDAZOLE

10. CHLOROQUINE

11. INSULIN

12. ERYTHROMYCIN

13. VITAMIN A

14. OXYTETRACYCLINE

15. PREDNISOLONE

16. CEPHAZOLIN

17. METHYLDOPA

18. ASPIRIN

19. TRIMETHOPRIM

20. CLOXACILLIN

21. SULPHADIMIDINE

22. SALBUTAMOL

23. FAMOTIDINE

24. IBUPROFEN

25. METAMIZOL (ANALGIN)

26. DOXYCYCLINE

27. CIPROFLOXACIN

28. CEFOTAXIME

29. DEXAMETHASONE

30. EPHEDRINE

31. VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE)

32. CARBAMAZEPINE

33. VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)

34. THEOPHYLLINE

35. LEVODOPA

36. TOLNAFTATE

37. VITAMIN E

38. NALIDIXIC ACID

39. GRISEOFULVIN

40. GENTAMICIN

41. DEXTROPROPOXYPHENE

42. HALOGENATED HYDROXYQUINOLINE

43. PENTAZOCINE

44. CAPTOPRIL

45. NAPROXEN

46. PYRENTAL

47. SULPHADOXINE

48. NORFLOXACIN

49. CEFADROXYL

50. PANTHONATES & PANTHENOLS

51. FURAZOLIDONE

52. PYRITHIOXINE

53. SULPHADIAZINE

54. FRAMYCETIN

55. VERAPAMIL

56. AMIKACIN SULPHATE *

57. GLIPIZIDE

58. SPIRONOLACTONE

59. PENTOXYFYLLINE

60. AMODIAQUIN

61. SULPHAMOXOLE

62. FRUSEMIDE

63. PHENIRAMINE MALEATE

64. CHLOROXYLENOLS

65. BECAMPICILLIN

66. LINCOMYCIN

67. CHLORPROPAMIDE

68. MEBHYDROLINE

69. CHLORPROMAZINE

70. METHENDIENONE

71. PHENYL BUTAZONE

72. LYNESTRANOL

73. SALAZOSULPHAPYRINE

74. DIOSMINE

75. TRIMIPRAMINE

76. MEFENAMIC ACID *


dpco 2013 list...coming soon.

30 comments:

  1. This will defenetly helpfull for poor patient,at the same time also take corrective action against the profit margin between Stockist and Retailer which is very HIGH(more than 23%),should not be more than 10% including Free Scheme.

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    1. True said Mr.Prakash. This will also help to stop regular hiking of price by multinational companies. Over all new police is both company and patient friendly..

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    2. if margin will reduced then most of the small shops will be close due to which will not effort their maintenance cost,and we will lose the emergency shops which are near by our streets.As by today every thing is costing high as like:- shop rents, electricity ,staff salary ,return on investment,expiry.as on today in most of cities customer are also getting maximum discounts.in my thought i think the margin is resonable.

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    3. what your speaking is true but a manufacturer wholesaler or a retailer cant survive in 10% margin this will result in shut down of most of the retail shops . and about the dpco 2013 is beneficial to poor people only if the manufacturer is manufacturing the product i m in this industry past 14 years before this dpco in 1992 some products where bought in DPCO1992 90% of products not avilable in market manufacturers discontinued the product .

      people can get drugs/medicines in low rate only if manufacturer are manufacturing the product

      According to me we have to wait for the list of product with m.r.p than only we can say is it beneficial or a disaster

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    4. prakash have u ever heard of combiflam its a pain killer ibuprofen+paracetamol which came in dpco 1992 today no doctor prescribes for combiflam they go for aceclo+para due to available in market
      in this case a patient was getting combiflam @ 12.00 before dpco 92 now he has to go for aceclo+para for RS 45/- .you got my point it will only increase the medicine rate rather than decrease

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    5. Many companies will close down leading to unemployment.will government take responsibilities of all?

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    1. Dear khan, a group of people working on it to finalize the price cap for each drug. More ever on 12 th of December there will be an important announcement which will clear doubt regarding it.

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  3. SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED ON IMMEDIATE BASIS.
    BETTER LATE THAN EVER.

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  4. this will really helpfull for poor patients

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    1. not only for poor.. it will help for all.

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  5. Definitely helpful for the poor people,
    but also a very tough challenge to the trading
    for getting balance with their profits,turnover,targets and so on... which includes a lot...

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  6. IT IS A GREAT GESTURE ,BUT HOW AND OUR POLITICIANS & PHARMA COMPANIES WILL ALLOW THISNEW POLICY?

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  7. Its a great step from government.., it will help to medium and lower class families.

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  8. Most of the peoples suffered from the high blood pressure due to hyperactive tension disorder.some times it leads to stroke to people those suffered from this disorder.Losartan Potassium is a familiar drug widely used to treat these kind of problems and also treats kidney problems.

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  9. For those who are highly appreciating this new policy, let me bring this to their notice that Indian Pharma Industry is an industry which offers medicines at THE LOWEST price.
    Take example of our nearby countries, in Pakistan, Shri Lanka, Bangladesh buying a strip- of Paracetamol (Crocin) can empty your pocket where as in India you get it at the rate of few paisa/ tab.
    The cost of Medicine in the disease management is mealy 20%. Major costs are the cost of diagnosis, consultation and surgical procedures.
    Medicines cant be compared with commodities. A stringent quality check has to be maintained. A major cost in the price of Medicines is the quality cost.
    If you cut down the prices so badly, the industry looses its profitability, which requires for employing a highly skilled manpower and sophesticated machinaries. After all finding a spurious drug sold on the counter is not new to us in India.
    Instead of making drugs cheaper our efforts has to be on reducing the prevalence of diseases in India, by maintaining hygiene and adopting a healthy lifestyle..that will take us to a healthier future.

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  10. This definitely going to affect pharma people .many of them going to loose their jobs as company profitability going to be least.many small chemist shops going to close.many small pharma companies are going to stop their operations and shut their factories as brand leader drugs are going to be available at less price people will not buy their products when big brands are affordable.this going to affect the pharma industry very badly.

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  11. Disaster about to come government knows very well about the results of DPCO 1992 90% of products not available drug company's discontinued to manufacturer that molecules . it will effect to all citizens and this will also results in low quality medicine as they don't have any other way out to survive with low margin . drug company's have approx 3% expiry every year who bear that

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  12. YES THIS IF VERY USEFUL FOR POOR PEOPLES IN INDIA BUT ALSO RED SIGNAL FOR THE PHARMA COMPANIES. and also to the medical retailers and wholesalers as they will have to look for another business. for those their is only reduction of margin as well turnover but there is no reduction of all other expenses like fright , services , bank commissions and all the **** taxes charged by our government. so as a person from this sector, requesting our government to cancel all taxes and charged one type of tax at the initial stage.

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  13. i m medical rep wat would be our future

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  14. we always compare with devloped counties and it policy but we never look at that health is totaly free by goverment our retail and whole sales margine is very low than actual trement of the patint excluding medicnes

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    1. Where the price list we get. if anyone have list or link plz give us on skmittalsfd@yahoo.co.in

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  15. This new policy is going to make most of Pharma people job less.A big blow to the PHARMA INDUSTRY. Young people those who want to start Pharma business or already in the same line will loose their confidence to come to industry.Govt should bring such a policy to manufacture a good quality product rather encouraging spurious products by this new policy. Deffinetly with new dpco LOW QUALITY PRODUCTS WILL COME IN MARKET,WHICH WILL EFFECT OUR OWN PEOPLE.As a pharma person i request Govt to think twice before implementing. HEALTH IS WEALTH. BHADRI A PHARMA MAN.

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  16. gas cylinder rasioning and dpco 2012 ,,this only 2 thing done great by this government,,,,

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    1. Where the price list we get. if anyone have list or link plz give us on skmittalsfd@yahoo.co.in

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  17. HOSPITAL PHARMACIST COMPULSORY HONA chahia PHARMACIST KI IJJAT BI KARO

    PRIVATE NURSING HOME ME ONLY
    10th PASS DISPENSING KAR RAHE HE

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  18. GOVT SAYS THAT DOCTOR SHOULD WROTE ONLY THE GENERIC NAME NOT ANY BRAND NAME BECAUSE GENERIC MEDICINE IS AS EQUAL TO BRANDED MEDICINE. THEY HAVE THE SAME QUALITY,AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE MEDICAL CAMPUS AS APPROVED BY THE GOVT.. OK FINE IT IS A GOOD DECISION , BUT SEE THE REFLECTS OF IT
    1- AS THE COUNTER GET THE PRESCRIPTION HE HAS THE RIGHTS TO GIVE ANY MEDICINE OF THE SAME COMPOSITION WITH DISCOUNT OF 15% APP MARGIN,

    2-DO YOU KNOW HOW HE GET THAT MARGIN?HOW THAT PARTICULAR COUNTER GET ONLY LICENSE TO MARKET IN THE MEDICAL CAMPUS?ALL BECAUSE OF POLITICS.....

    3. COUNTER ASKS US (AS I AM A REPRESENTATIVE) TO GIVE YOUR COMPANY ID,QUALITY REPORT,QUOTATION OF PRICE ,THEN WE TALLY WITH ANOTHER COMPANY IF YOU LESSER THEN THAT MOLECULE YOU SUPPLIED, IN THIS PROCESS THOSE COMPANIES WHO HAVE MORE PROPERTIES THEY CAN HANDLE IT AND THE OTHERS ARE COLLAPSE.
    4. THOSE PATIENTS WHO ARE NOT TAKING MEDICINES FROM THE MEDICAL AS THEY GO TO THE OUTSIDE MARKET AND THAT COUNTER NOW SAYS SIR AS PER GOVT 'S WORD NOW WE ARE SELLING GENERICS AS WELL AS BRANDED,NOW CUSTOMER WANT TO TAKE THAT GENERIC MEDICINES,BUT FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION THAT GENERIC MEDICINE IS HAVE THE MRP RS.90 AND THE PURCHASE PRICE IS JUST RS 15.......IF THEN HOW MUCH THAT COUNTER GET PROFIT ON THAT GENERIC MEDICINE YOU MAY GET IT EASILY .

    5.MY POINT IS NOT HAT WHAT PROFIT HE GET BUT HOW GOVT CAN DO THIS AS ONE PART SAID THAT GENERIC WILL BE USED AND ON THE OTHER WANT TO REDUCE THE BRANDED MEDICINE PRICES,

    6. PLEASE NOTE BRANDED MEDICINE HAVE THEIR QUALITY REPORT AS GENERIC DOESN'T.

    7.GENERIC IS THE ONLY AND ONLY PROFIT OF THE COMPANY AS THE SOYABIN OIL AND THEIR FRUITS.....WHICH YOU ARE CALLING VEG MEAT..
    8.DR REDY. CIPLA,ALL SHOULD HAVE REDUCE THEIR GENERIC MRP AS THE BRANDED ,THEN ALL MY PHARMA BROTHERS ARE GET THEIR TARGET ...
    PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS./

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    1. Where the price list we get. if anyone have list or link plz give us on skmittalsfd@yahoo.co.in

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  19. Where the price list we get. if anyone have list or link plz give us on skmittalsfd@yahoo.co.in

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  20. It will definitively helpful for poor patient....
    Plastic Surgery Supplies

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