Govt Slashes Diabetes Tablets’ Prices Among Others

The central government has reduced the prices of some 25 essential drugs by a range of 10 to 35 percent, making those for diabetes further cheap, according to a notification issued by the Drug price regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

NPPA chairman Bhupendra Singh told media that the new price list will help patients with chronic diseases and those with diabetes in the country. "Essential medicines need to be kept at affordable limits hence with every new National List of Essential Medicine." The new price cap will come into effect immediately, he said.

However, companies usually revise the prices annually. As per changes in the wholesale price index (WPI), companies will change prices of medicines listed under NLEM annually.

With this new pricing, diabetes drug METFORMIN (MELMET 500 MG TABLET) by MICRO LABS LTD which is currently sold at Rs.34.80 for 15-tablets/strip will be available for Rs.18.75, giving a great relief to diabetic patients. Even plain vitamin C tablets have become cheaper as LIMCEE 500 MG tablets made by Abbott that is being sold at Rs.15.34 will now be available at Rs.11.81.

For the full list of drugs which have been capped under the new NLEM, please click HERE

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  1. In July of 2015, it was discovered that I got type 2 diabetes. By the end of the July month, I was given a prescription for the Metformin. I stated with the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. Without results to how for my hard work, I really panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it yourself. I started to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Rachel’s great blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) . I read it from cover to cover and I started with the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I get a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was very surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin drug. I lost 30 pounds in my first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is that we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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