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Medicine prices could increase by over 300%

A summary for the approval of new prices has been sent to the cabinet
File photo.
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A tense tug of war between the pharmaceutical industry on one side and the health ministry and DRAP on the other is likely to end soon, with a steep increase in the price of medicines.

A summary forwarded to the to the federal cabinet by the authorities contains the names of 119 medicines that will become expensive by up to 368%.

Although the names of all medicines have not been revealed yet, some commonly sold medicine and their expected prices are given below.

Medicine Old Price New Price
Typhim Vi Injection 687 1632
Chloroquine phosphate 80mg tablet 431 1323
Chloroquine Phosphate tablet 351 820
Naltrexon 50mg tab 665 2084
Phenylehirne 26 73
Glycine Irrigation solution 364 755
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Injection 1225 2941
Anti T.B Tablet 1242 1762
Fenofibrate capsule 200mg 135 422
Lithium Carbonate 400mg 625 1913
Immunorho 300mcg injection 4375 11687
Jadelle Sine Inserter 75mg implant 1756 4486

The increases come following record inflation driven by rising dollar rates and petrol prices.

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