Supreme Court refuses to interfere with decision to decontrol drug prices

The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the Centre’s decision to de-control prices of 108 cardiac and diabetes drugs saying the issue can be raised before the competent authority through representation. “You approach Centre seeking modification in the order. If the Centre does not do anything then you can come back,” a bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and justices MB Lokur and AK Sikri said. The PIL had alleged that hike in prices of life saving drugs is against public interest and would lead to windfall gain to the pharmaceutical companies at the cost of endangering lives of million of Indians.


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