The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is ready to take strict actions against who still not followed various instructions issued regarding submissions of filled forms in IPDMS including notices released on 03 August 2016 and 12 January 2017 to all pharmaceutical companies. These issues posted to inform pharmaceutical companies to register themselves in IPDMS and also to file all mandatory forms as provided in Drug (Prices Control) Order, 2013 (DPCO, 2013) through IPDMS, but still a number of companies ignored them.
NPPA now finally warned pharma companies otherwise they will take action under EC Act for failing to register under IPDMS & filing mandatory forms as per DPCO. NPPA received a number of responses from companies, yet they were not exceptionally reassuring, notwithstanding different notification and gatherings. NPPA again issued an O.M of even no. dated 01.02.2017, wherein consistency on IPDMS was made an essential for consideration of the representations of the companies for retail price approvals, discontinuation of drugs and in respect of draft calculation sheets (before warning).
The observations made by NPPA that many companies still ignoring the issues like companies still submitting the requisite Forms in physical mode, even though the NPPA instructed that forms submitted through physical mode will not be taken into consideration after 01.09.2016. Many companies, even after receiving many instructions still not filed the Form II as per WPI reduction effective from 01.04.2016 and Form-Ill and Form-V through IPDMS.
NPPA also observed, only marketing companies are documenting the essential forms, while the forms are to be submitted by “manufacturers” as characterized under para 2(n) of DPCO 2013, which indicates manufacturers also. Such IPDMS filings should be considered as incomplete in the context of O.M of even no. dated 01.02.2017.
As the companies did not follow NPPA directions, the NPPA released a list of 634 pharmacy companies by looking at the detailed submissions, who had not enlisted in IPDMS. These companies were instructed to enroll themselves on IPDMS and document every single compulsory form as required under DPCO, 2013 vide O.M dated 01.05.2017.
NPPA also said, if companies find any issues related to registration or filing of forms in IPDMS, then they can contact them on telephone number (011-23360265) of the office between 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm and can also email the problems (if any) to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org