Friday, March 13, 2015

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Union Government Launches Pharma Jan Samadhan Scheme For Redressal of Grievances on Drugs Pricing

Union Government has launched Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme, for redressal of grievances of consumers related to drug pricing and availability of medicines. It was launched by Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar in New Delhi. The scheme is a web-enabled system created by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). It seeks to serve as a robust E-governance tool for protection of interests of consumers through effective implementation of the price of drugs. The scheme will provide consumers with an online facility to redress their complaints related to over-pricing of medicines, non-availability of medicines and refusal of supply for sale of any medicine without good and sufficient reason.