Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0)

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    • Recently, the  National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) celebrated its 25th anniversary.
    • At the inaugural session of the event, the Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0) and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app were launched. 

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    •  Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0): It is an integrated responsive cloud-based application developed by NPPA with technical support from Centre for Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
      • It is envisaged to optimise synergies in operations in order to promote Government’s thrust on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ as it would provide a single window for submissions of various forms as mandated under Drug Price Control Order (DPCO),2013. 
      • It would also enable paperless functioning of NPPA and facilitate the stakeholders to connect with National Pharma Pricing Regulator from across the country
    • Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app: It has features like speech recognition; search medicines brand/formulation wise; share feature along with consumer complaint handling system.  

    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)

    • It is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.
    • It  was constituted by Government of India Resolution in 1997 as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers
    • It acts as an independent Regulator for pricing of drugs and to ensure availability and accessibility of medicines at affordable prices

    Source:TH