Explained: 800 Medicines Including Paracetamol to Get Expensive From April, Check List

Medicinal drugs like Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, Metronidazole, Paracetamol, Phenobarbitone, and Phenytoin Sodium will get expensive from April.

Updated: March 29, 2022 8:40 PM IST

By Toshi Tiwari | Edited by Toshi Tiwari

Price of 800 Essential Medicines to Increase from April: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the country’s drug pricing authority has announced a 10.7 per cent change in the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). This implies that the prices of around 800 drugs under the National List of Essential Medicines, will increase by 10.7 per cent beginning April 1. So with this, the prices of medicines used to cure infections, fever, skin diseases, heart diseases, anaemia, and high blood pressure will increase.

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Published Date: March 29, 2022 3:30 PM IST

Updated Date: March 29, 2022 8:40 PM IST