New Delhi: After controlling prices of stents, India’s drug pricing regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has made it mandatory for the manufacturers and importers of “notified” medical devices to carry maximum retail price (MRP) on the packs. These devices include heart valves, catheters, bone cements, surgical dressings, condoms, stents, disposable hypodermic syringes, orthopaedic implants, intra ocular lenses, umbilical tapes, intra uterus devices among others.

“It has come to knowledge of the NPPA that several medical devices are available in the market and are also being used in healthcare facilities where no MRP is printed on the package by manufacturers/importers,” the NPPA said in a notification.

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