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Pharma pricing regulator cuts stent prices by up to 85%

New Delhi, Feb 14: In a major measure of relief to cardiac patients in India, the government on Tuesday fixed the ceiling price of corory stents which are used to open up blocked arteries. The tiol Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, in a notification, put a ceiling price on drug eluting stents (DES) and bioresorbable stents at Rs 29,600, and that of bare metal stents at Rs 7,260, effective from Tuesday. The ceiling price excludes local taxes. (IANS)