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LOCOST

A Public Charitable Trust


Making Quality Low Priced
Generics for over 25 years.

OFFICE :
1st Floor, Premanand Sahitya Sabha,
Opp. Lakadi Pool, Dandia Bazar,
VADODARA - 390 001.
Tel. No.: (91-265) 2413319
E-mail: locost@sify.com
Website: www.locostindia.com

LOW COST
STANDARD
THERAPEUTICS
APR. - JUN. 2012

In this issue we present two topics that are of utmost importance with regards to the prices and
availability of medicines - Compulsory licensing and National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy. There
is a landmark judgement regarding the former and deliberations are on within the government and
with stakeholders regarding the latter.

INDIA'S FIRST COMPULSORY LICENCE


Hyderabad based drug maker NATCO has been granted India's first compulsory licence. NATCO
can make and sell a similar version of BAYER's advanced kidney cancer drug Nexavar in India. The
landmark judgment was pronounced by the Indian Patent Office under the amended Indian
Patent's Act (2005)
The judgement reasoned that Bayer had not met the reasonable requirement of the public. It had
not "worked the patent" or manufactured it to a reasonable extent in India. Besides the drug was not
available at an affordable price.
A compulsory licence is granted by a country on health grounds, where patients are unable to
access a life saving medicine. NATCO is to sell the drug at Rs. 8880/- for a month's supply of 120
tablets as against Bayer's Rs. 2.8 Lacs for a month's supply. NATCO will have to pay BAYER a
royalty of 6% of the net sales.

NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL PRICING POLICY


The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is examing the impact of the proposed drug pricing policy (NPPP
- 2011) on consumers and the pharmaceutical industry ahead of a crucial inter ministerial meeting
to sort out the issue. (Please see our Jan-Mar 2012 issue for details regarding the draft policy)
Several stake holders, including the health ministry, the World Health Organization, health groups
and experts, have said that the proposals would raise the cost of medicines and healthcare.
However, the industry associations have in principle agreed with the DOP's draft proposal, although
with minor changes.
The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP) and the health ministry are against the
recommendation to introduce market based pricing (MBP). MBP involves the pricing of drugs on the
basis of the top three brands in each segament.

The DOP and the ministry are in favour of cost plus pricing for molecules in markets where oligopoly
prevails and the weighted average price of the bottom three brands in competitive markets. Mean
while, the health ministry has suggested that the pricing should be based either on the
government's bulk procurement price or the average price of three cheapest brands to uphold the
principle of affordability.
Another recommendation in the draft policy that has been opposed is the free pricing of all drugs as
long as they remain within the cap of Rs. 3 per unit. This some believe would provide leeway for
increase in prices of many essential medicines, including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs which
are currently available at prices far below Rs. 3 per unit.

MEDICINES AND THE BUDGET


In the latest budget the excise duty on the bulk drugs has been increased from 10% to 12% while the
excise duty on formulations had increased from the present 5% to 6%. There is an increase in the
excise duty of the packing material also. This will lead to an increase in the prices of formulations.

LOW COST
STANDARD THERAPEUTICS
85, GIDC Estate, Por-Ramangamdi,
N.H.8, Dist. Vadodara - 391 243 Gujarat, India.
Tel. No.: (91-265) 2830009 Fax No.: (P.P.) 2831446
E-mail: locost@sify.com
Website: www.locostindia.com

ORDER FORM
& PRICE LIST

Please indicate your requirements and return this form to the relevant office as mentioned on the last page.
If you need any item not mentioned in the list, do let us know and we will try to procure it for you.
ABOUT THE PRICES
Prices are in Indian Rupees and are likely to
change depending on the prices of raw materials.
Prices are inclusive of excise duty.
For advance payment we offer 1% discount.

For Gujarat partners, VAT is 5% and for the rest of


the partners, CST will be @ 5% without a C form
and 2% with C form
Goods are despatched with insurance.

ORDER FORM
Name of Purchaser : ......................................................................................................................................
Address : ........................................................................................................................................................
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City / Town / Village : ............................................................ PIN Code : ....................................................
Phone : ................................................................................. Fax : .............................................................
To (Delivery Address) : Same as above ?

No (If no, then please fill it below) ....................


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Yes o

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City / Town : .......................................................................... PIN Code : ....................................................
Phone : ................................................................................. Fax : .............................................................
Delivery Choice : o
ST o
Rail o
Courier o
Air o
Registered Post o
Parcel o
Road Transport
Any preferred Road Transport Company ?

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No o
Yes (If yes, then please fill it below)

...................................................................................... Receiving Date : .............................. (at the Latest)


Enclosed DD / Multi City Cheque No. : ............................... Date : ...............................................................
Bearing No. : ................................................................. on .................................................................. Bank
CHEQUES / DD'S Must Be Made In Favour Of " LOW COST STANDARD THERAPEUTICS" Only.

PRICE LIST : APR. - JUN. 2012


ABBREVIATIONS USED :
(S.C.) : Sugar Coated
(F.C.) : Film Coated
(E.C.) : Enteric Coated
(R) : Items not manufactured by LOCOST

SYMBOLS USED :
: Tablets
: Capsules
: Syrups
Disp.
: Dispersible Tablets
: Injection

No.

NAME

1
2
3
4

Albendazole (Strip Pack)


Alprazolam (Strip Pack) (R)
Alprazolam (Strip Pack) (R)
Aluminium Hydroxide +
Magnesium Trisilicate
Aluminium Hydroxide +
Magnesium Trisilicate (Strip Pack)
Aminophylline (Strip Pack)
Amlodipine (Strip Pack)
Amoxycillin
Amoxycillin (Strip Pack)
Amoxycillin
Amoxycillin (Strip Pack)
Amoxycillin (Strip Pack) (R)
Disp.
Aspirin (Strip Pack)
Aspirin
Atenolol (Strip Pack)
Atorvastatin (Strip Pack) (R)
Atorvastatin (Strip Pack) (R)
Azithromycin (Strip Pack) (R)
Azithromycin (Strip Pack) (R)
Bisacodyl (Strip Pack) (R)
Calcium Carbonate
with Vitamin D3 (Strip Pack)
Calcium Lactate
Calcium Lactate (Strip Pack)
Carbamazepine (Strip Pack)
Cephalexin (Strip Pack)
Cephalexin (Strip Pack)
Cetrizine (Strip Pack)
Chloroquine Phos. (F.C.) (Strip Pack)
Chloroquine Phosphate Syrup (R)
Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Ciprofloxacin (F.C.) (Strip Pack) (R)
Ciprofloxacin (F.C.) (Strip Pack)

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32

FORM

STRENGTH MINIMUM LIFE IN PRICE (Rs.) ORDER


(in mg) PACK SIZE YEARS /1000 Units
400
0.25
0.5
120
+250
120
+250
100
5
250
250
500
500
125
75
300
50
10
20
250
500
5
250+
125 I.U.
300
300
200
250
500
10
250
80/5ml
4
250
500

25x10
60x10
60x10
1000

3
2
2
3

1175.00
150.00
175.00
140.00

25x10

200.00

25x10
25x10
100
25x10
100
25x10
20x10
25x14
10x100
25x14
20x10
20x10
10x6
10x3
20x10
25x10

3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2

250.00
310.00
850.00
950.00
1500.00
1575.00
550.00
150.00
150.00
260.00
1275.00
2600.00
4600.00
9100.00
325.00
450.00

1000
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
60ml
1000
20x10
25x10

3
80.00
3
130.00
2
825.00
2
1600.00
2
2800.00
2
125.00
3
500.00
3 10.00/Bott.
3
50.00
3
800.00
3
1475.00

No.

NAME

33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51

Codeine Phosphate (R)


Cotrimoxazole (S.S.) (Strip Pack)
Cotrimoxazole (D.S.)
Cotrimoxazole (D.S.) (Strip Pack)
Cotrimoxazole Syrup (R)
Cotrimoxazole Syrup (R)
Cotrimoxazole Syrup (R)
Diazepam (Strip Pack)
Diclofenac Sodium (E.C.) (Strip Pack)
Dicyclomine (R)
Diethyl Carbamazine Citrate (Strip Pack)
Doxycycline (Strip Pack)
Enalapril Maleate (Strip Pack)
Ethambutol (Strip Pack)
Ethambutol (Strip Pack)
Famotidine (F.C.) (Strip Pack) (R)
Famotidine (F.C.) (Strip Pack) (R)
Ferrous Sulphate+Folic Acid(S.C.)(R)
Ferrous Sulphate + Folic
Acid (S.C.) (R) (Strip Pack)
Ferrous Sulphate+Folic
Acid (S.C.) (R)
Fluconazole (Strip Pack)
Fluoxetine (Strip Pack)
Folic Acid (Strip Pack)
Furazolidone (Strip Pack)
Glibenclamide (Strip Pack)
Glipizide
Griseofulvin (Strip Pack)
Hydrochlorothiazide (Strip Pack)
Ibuprofen (F.C.) (R)
Ibuprofen (F.C.)
Ibuprofen (F.C.) (Strip Pack)
Imipramine (R)
Indomethacin (Strip Pack)
Isoniazid (INH)
Isoniazid (INH)
Isoniazid (INH) (Strip Pack)
Metformin Hydrochloride (Strip Pack)
Metoclopramide (Strip Pack)
Metronidazole (F.C.) (R)
Metronidazole (F.C.) (Strip Pack)
Metronidazole (F.C.)

52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73

FORM

STRENGTH MINIMUM LIFE IN PRICE (Rs.) ORDER


(in mg) PACK SIZE YEARS /1000 Units
10
10x100
80+400
25x10
160+800
5x100
160+800
25x10
40+200/5ml
50ml
40+200/5ml
450ml
40+200/5ml 4.5 Ltr.
5
25x10
50
25x10
20
1000
100
25x10
100
25x10
5
25x10
400
25x10
800
25x10
20
50x14
40
50x14
200+1
1000
200+1 10x5x10

2
675.00
3
575.00
3
975.00
3
1100.00
2 10.50/Bott.
2 60.00/Bott.
2 500.00/Can
3
150.00
3
235.00
2
120.00
3
275.00
2
850.00
2
360.00
3
1275.00
3
2650.00
2
195.00
2
265.00
2
50.00
2
110.00

60+0.1

1000

35.00

150
20
5
100
5
5
125
25
200
400
400
25
25
100
300
300
500
10
200
200
400

5x10
20x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
10x100
5x100
25x10
4x30
25x10
1000
1000
25x10
25x10
25x10
10x100
25x10
10x100

3
2
2
3
3
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
3

2750.00
725.00
115.00
200.00
290.00
300.00
800.00
250.00
250.00
510.00
550.00
500.00
575.00
225.00
375.00
475.00
375.00
175.00
275.00
330.00
510.00

No.

NAME

FORM

STRENGTH MINIMUM LIFE IN PRICE (Rs.) ORDER


(in mg) PACK SIZE YEARS /1000 Units

74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99

Metronidazole (F.C.) (Strip Pack)


Metronidazole Benzoate Syrup (R)
Metronidazole Benzoate Syrup (R)
Nifedipine (Strip Pack) (R)
Norfloxacin (F.C.) (Strip Pack)
Ofloxacin (F.C.) (Strip Pack) (R)
Oral Rehydration Salt
Paracetamol
Paracetamol (Strip Pack)
Paracetamol Syrup (R)
Paracetamol Syrup (R)
Phenobarbitone (Strip Pack) (R)
Phenobarbitone (Strip Pack) (R)
Pyrazinamide (Strip Pack)
Pyrazinamide (Strip Pack)
Quinine Sulphate (S.C.) (R)
Ranitidine (F.C.) (Strip Pack)
Rifampicin (Strip Pack)
Rifampicin
Rifampicin (Strip Pack)
Risperidone (Strip Pack) (R)
Risperidone (Strip Pack) (R)
Salbutamol
Salbutamol (Strip Pack)
Sodium Valproate (Strip Pack) (R)
Vitamin A (R)

400
200/5ml
200/5ml
10
400
200
Powder 21.0gm
500
500
125/5ml
125/5ml
30
60
500
750
300
150
150
450
450
1
2
4
4
200
2 Iac I.U.

25x10
60ml
4.5 Ltr
20x10
25x10
20x10
1 Litre
1000
25x10
60ml
4.5Ltr.
4x30
4x30
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
100
25x10
5x40
5x40
2x500
25x10
10x10
100

3
2
2
3
3
2
2
3
3
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
2
2

570.00
11.00/Bott.
575.00/Can
265.00
975.00
900.00
4.00
235.00
285.00
11.00/Bott.
500.00/Can
475.00
600.00
1050.00
1500.00
3400.00
400.00
1600.00
3650.00
3750.00
500.00
850.00
100.00
135.00
1375.00
1400.00

INJECTIONS, LOTIONS, CREAMS, OINTMENTS, EYE DROPS AND PESSARIES


100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114

Amikacin Injection (R)


Amikacin Injection (R)
Beclamethasone+Neomycin Oint.(R)
Ceftriaxone (R)
Ceftriaxone (R)
Ceftriaxone (R)
Ciprofloxacin Eye Drops (R)
Clotrimazole Pessaries (R)
Gamma Benzene Lotion (R)
Gentamicin Eye / Ear Drops (R)
Gentian Violet Solution (R)
Miconazole Nitrate Oint. (R)
Nitrofurazone Cream (R)
Nitrofurazone Cream (R)
Silver Sulphadiazine Oint (R)

Oint

Soln
Pes.
Lotn.
Soln
Soln
Oint.
Oint.
Oint.
Oint.

100mg/2ml
Vial
500mg/2ml
Vial
0.12%+5%l 15gmTube
250
Vial
500
Vial
1000
Vial
0.30% 10ml Vial
1x6
1%
4.5 Ltr.
0.3% 10ml Vial
1%
400ml
0.2% 15gmTube
0.2% 15gmTube
0.2% 400gm Jar
1.0% 20gmTube

2
7.00/Vial
2 10.00/Vial
2 10.00/Tu.
2
12.00
2
16.50
2
23.00
2
7.50/Vial
2 14.00/6Tab
3 400.00/Can
2
7.50/Vial
2
40.00
3
7.50/Tu.
2
6.00/Tu.
2 30.00/Jar
2 14.50/Tu.

No.

NAME

FORM

115 Whitfield's Oint (Benzoic Acid


6% + Salicylic Acid 3%) (R)
116 Whitfield's Oint (Benzoic Acid
6 % + Salicylic Acid 3 %) (R)

STRENGTH MINIMUM LIFE IN PRICE (Rs.) ORDER


(in mg) PACK SIZE YEARS /1000 Units

Oint.

25gmTube

11.00/Tu.

Oint.

400gmJar

88.00/Jar

NEW PRODUCTS INTRODUCED BY LOCOST


117 Cefadroxyl (Strip Pack) (R)
118 Cefadroxyl (Strip Pack) (R)

250
500

10x10
10x10

2
2

1600.00
2950.00

For more information, please get in touch with us at :

LOCOST
FACTORY :
85, GIDC Estate, Por-Ramangamdi, N.H.8,
Dist. Vadodara - 391 243 Gujarat, India.
Tel. No. : +91-265-2830009
Fax No. : +91-265-2831446
E-mail: locost@sify.com
Website: www.locostindia.com

CITY OFFICE :
1st Floor, Premanand Sahitya Sabha
Opp. Lakadi Pool, Dandia Bazar
Vadodara - 390 001
Gujarat, India.
Tel. No. : +91-265-2413319
E-mail: locostbrd@sify.com

DEPOT ADDRESSES
LOCOST GUWAHATI DEPOT
Lashkar Building, Old Post Office Lane,
Rehabari, A. K. Azad Road,
Guwahati-781008. ASSAM.
Phone : (O) 0361 - 2602962,
Mobile : 99573 25986

KARUNA TRUST
# 686, 16th Main, 39th Cross 4th T Block,
Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 041
E-mail : ktrust@vsnl.net
Phone : 080-22447612
www.karunatrust.org