Published On: Fri, Feb 12th, 2016
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Health minister takes notice of increasing prices of medicines

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Islamabad: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar took notice of increasing prices of medicines in the country.

In a statement, she said that a meeting of representatives of all medicine manufacturing and distribution companies has been called to tackle the issue.

The ministry has taken action against 12 pharmaceutical companies for over charging on sell of medicine. She informed that price committees are responsible to fix the rates of different medicine in the country.

She said prices of Hepatitis C medicines to be reduce very soon.

After Punjab medicine prices have gone up in Sindh with an increase of 70 percent in prices.

According to the details, Drug Regulatory Authority has failed to control the prices of multi-national companies’ medicines, whereas the prices have increased by 70 percent by multi-national company.

Medicine of heart diseases and diabetes has also soared from rupees 56 to 92. Medicine dealers say that the supply of medicine has been decreased, making the prices soar.