A forum being equally useful and service oriented for both the Trade and industry as well as the Consumers, besides being user friendly was a long felt desire of all in the area of DPCO 2013.
We have come up with “www.dpco2013.com” with a quest to evolve an effective, reliable and user friendly forum and with a goal to disseminate latest information to empower with the knowledge to consumers as well as those in the trade and industry.
www.dpco2013.com shall focus on up-to-date text of DPCO 2013 and related aspects i.e. NPPP 2012, NLEM 2011, NLEM 2015 etc.
It will not only focus on the latest Price Notifications but also the status of Price Notifications issued earlier, Price Compendium, Price Working sheets, Review Orders, Office memorandums, Internal Guidelines etc.
It is sincerely believed that Consumer Awareness about Scheduled Drugs and their Ceiling Prices notified through a robust information dissemination mechanism is the need of the hour.
To supplement the need of Consumer Awareness about Scheduled Drugs and their Ceiling Prices notified, We have developed a corner “Search Ceiling Prices” which would enable the consumer to know the MRP of the Scheduled Drugs and their Ceiling Prices notified plus applicable local taxes; and in case of overcharging, he can file a complaint with NPPA for initiating necessary action against all concerned under DPCO 2013 and the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
Under DPCO, 2013 To comply with para 13 (3), 16 (1), 16 (4), 16 (5) and 24 (3) in their entirety, every manufacturer is required to share its price list and supplementary price list throughout the supply chain i.e. original manufacturers, importer, marketing company, trader, C&F agent, stockiest, wholesaler, semi-wholesaler, dealer, retailer, hospitals and doctors (as applicable), to NPPA and to all SDCs (State Drug Controllers) in respect of both scheduled and non scheduled drug formulations, both own-manufactured and those purchased or imported from others, along with medicine composition, pack size, price to the retailers (PTR including excise duty) and MRP (which is inclusive of local taxes).
In fact, It is a big task to Share the revised price list from time to time vide form 5 with the entire supply chain, NPPA and all SDCs in physical or electronic form.
Also The DPCO 2013 requires every retailer to display the current price list and supplementary price list, if any, of both scheduled and non-scheduled formulations based on price list issued to him in Form V by the manufacturers, but it is observed that most of the retail outlets are not complying with this requirement on the ground of space constraint, as the number of SKUs they deal in may run into several thousand. As a result, the consumer is generally unaware about the medicines that are scheduled under DPCO 2013 and whose prices are controlled by the Government and are, therefore, vulnerable to the possibility of being overcharged.
To supplement the need of sharing current price list and supplementary price list as well display of the current price list and supplementary price list, if any,, we have developed a corner “Search Medicine Prices” wherein the manufacturers can input price lists for all stakeholders across the supply chains i.e. original manufacturers, importer, marketing company, trader, C&F agent, stockiest, wholesaler, semi-wholesaler, dealer, retailer, hospitals and doctors (as applicable) to Share the revised price list. Therefore, the same information can be used at the retail level while issuing invoice to the consumer.
We are sure of sharing price lists through our website would be feasible and financially economical option for companies to avoid any unnecessary hassles.
We have tried not only to include most of the services you were looking for till date at one place but also tried to make the forum more user friendly . We promise our users to expand our basket of services from time to time to add more values to it and It would be our constant endeavour to make the forum more netizen friendly.
An effective, reliable and user friendly forum with a goal to empower you with the knowledge Certainly stands out as first milestone of www.dpco2013.com -- A team of highly-qualified and a battery of result-oriented committed professionals.
In fact, We aim to share the information and the knowledge with all those in the trade and industry to avoid the instances where the lack of awareness and knowledge causes non-compliance of the provisions of DPCO 2013 and Overcharging.
We think that only updated awareness and analytical knowledge of the relevant provisions at the right time can help in avoiding such non-compliance of the provisions of DPCO 2013 and Overcharging and immunity from NPPA proceedings.
Furtherance www.dpco2013.com is for you with a primary motto of Day to day updates and analysis of DPCO 2013.