The Ministry of Health has reduced the prices of 20 medicines, including those used in the treatment of cancer.
Dawn According to newspaper report , the Ministry of National Health (NHS ) is expected to provide relief up to 75 thousand rupees per month to the patients due to the revision of the maximum price. , HIV AIDS, blood clotting, blood pressure, eye infections, bone diseases, infertility in women and other drugs used to treat fungal infections.
According to the document with Dawn, the price of 30 tablets of 150 mg of Tarceva has been reduced by 30%, after which it cannot be sold for more than 2 lakh 14 thousand 710 rupees.
Similarly, the maximum price of 100 mg of drugs used for the treatment of lung and pancreatic cancer will be Rs. 1 lakh 72 thousand 320.
45 reported to be used in breast and stomach cancer The price of Herceptin injection of 0 mg has also been fixed at 1 lakh 99 thousand 741 rupees after a 30% reduction. For the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis, the maximum price of 60 tablets of Valcyte has been set at Rs 1 lakh 16 thousand 165. thousand 810 rupees.
The price of Tamop Tol eye drops will be Rs 184, the price of female infertility medicine Clomid has been fixed at Rs 440.
The report stated that the maximum price of injection Aclasta (3 mg) used in bone treatment will be 27 thousand 514 rupees, while the price of 5 injections of Zofran is set at 4 thousand 659 rupees.
Injectable Taxotere (20 ml) used in chemotherapy of various types of cancer. gram / one milliliter) price has been set at Rs 11,429.
Ministry spokesperson Sajjad Shah told Dawn that the Ministry of Health is asking the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan to reduce the prices of medicines.