Monday, 20 Mar 2023
Prices of 16 pharma products cut; MoH urges customers to check for disparities

Prices of 16 pharma products cut; MoH urges customers to check for disparities

Muscat – 

The rates of 16 pharmaceutical products have been lowered. The approval was offered at the Technical Committee of Pharmaceutical Companies periodic meeting lately. Dr Mohammed Hamdan al Rubaie, director basic (DG) of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Control,  chaired the meeting exactly where discussions have been also held on registration of drug businesses. 

Following discussions, 29 applications for pharmaceutical businesses registration and their production lines, six applications for new registration and 23 applications for renewal of organization registrations have been authorized. Approvals have been also offered for, applications of registration and pricing of 22 pharmaceutical products in accordance with the adopted procedures, re-registering 47 products by adopting the identical existing rates, which had been adopted when applying the GCC unified buy.

Customers urged to confirm medicine rates

The DGPA&ampC points out that all citizens and residents have the correct to confirm the ratified cost by comparing the cost on the drug bottle with the cost list accessible at pharmacies. ‘If any disparity is spotted, inform the Ministry of Health call centre and the DG will take the necessary action.’ The rates of medicines in all the sultanate’s governorates are unified according to the list distributed to all pharmacies, which are updated from time to time primarily based on modifications occurred in this regard.

The Technical Committee of Pharmaceutical Companies was formed by a Ministerial Decision No 201/2017.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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