Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by The Health Master
Department of Pharmaceuticals Presents Trade Margin Rationalisation Proposal to PMO
This move was prompted by objections raised by Laghu Udyog Bharati, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in response to the proposed price control method.
A reliable source familiar with the matter stated, “A presentation was delivered to the PMO, encompassing the concerns raised by Laghu Udyog Bharati. A decision on this matter is expected in the near future.”
Government Engages in Dialogue with Pharma and Medical Device Industries
On May 16, the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) convened a meeting, inviting representatives from industry associations, with the aim of gathering their valuable input and suggestions.
Understanding Trade Margin in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Trade margin refers to the disparity between the price at which manufacturers or importers sell their products to stockists and the price subsequently charged to consumers.
It plays a crucial role in determining the profitability and competitiveness of the pharmaceutical industry.
Industry Associations Participate in Meeting
Representatives from prominent pharmaceutical lobby groups actively participated in the aforementioned meeting.
These groups included:
- The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India,
- Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance,
- Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association,
- Association of Indian Medical Device Industry,
- Medical Technology Association of India,
- Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association,
- Advanced Medical Technology Association,
Additionally, the meeting saw the presence of Laghu Udhyog Bharati, an organization dedicated to advocating for the interests of micro and small industries.
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