“It should go down, not go up,” said an apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya.
The bench expressed the view that prices of medicines and ordinary lab tests were already too high and cautioned the government to ensure that they do not shoot up further.
The observation came while hearing a public suit by the All India Drug Action Network of several NGOs which challenged the government’s proposed policy on drug pricing.