The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has published a set of draft ceiling price calculations, for 69 formulations, as part of fixing the ceiling prices for the medicines under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). These lists were added into the Schedule-1 of the Drugs (Price Control) Order (DPCO), 2013.
The computation of ceiling price is based on July 2022 data under para 4 of DPCO, 2013.
The ceiling price revision was announced recently after the revision of Schedule 1 of the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 2013 replacing NLEM 2015 with NLEM 2022.
As per the provisions of the DPCO, 2013, the ceiling prices for the medicines in the Schedule I has to be fixed within 60 days from the notification of the Schedule.