Govt summons pharmaceutical company to 'fix price'
27 May, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The government has summoned the representative of a pharmaceutical company on May 28 to explain the selling of anti-hepatitis injection for Rs 13,000 on the basis of 'buy one get one free'.
Unfortunately, poor patients are not benefiting from this concession. Rather the owners of pharmacies are benefiting from it. According to Ministry of National Regulation and Services sources, the government intended to urge the pharmaceutical company to sell one injection at Rs 6,500.
The government would also press the company to remove the logo 'buy one get one free', and is trying to persuade the company into selling the injection at Rs 6,500 to help poor patients benefit, sources added.