Govt slashes cardiac stent prices by over 75 per cent

Govt slashes cardiac stent prices by over 75 per cent

Heart patients who require coronary stents stand to get an average benefit of close to `1lakh after the country's drug pricing authority on Tuesday fixed a cap on stent prices, chemicals and fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar has said. The move, which has upset domestic and multinational stent makers alike, would encourage companies to make in India to cut costs, the minister said. Earlier in the day, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) slashed prices of coronary…

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