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Minister urges pharmaceutical companies to reduce drug price

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2018-03-28 12:08:31 AM
Minister urges pharmaceutical companies to reduce drug price
Minister Mohammad Nasim (File photo)

DHAKA: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim urged the pharmaceutical company owners to reduce the price of drugs for the sake of common people.  

The minister was addressing the annual general meeting of Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI), at Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka Tuesday (March 27).

“Bangladeshi drugs have reputation across the world. At present, drugs are being imported to 151 countries. Now, the price should be reduced for the commoners,” he said. 

The minister asked the organizers to identify the unscrupulous people who sell adulterated medicine. “Factories of adulterated medicine should be shattered,” he said.

“Pharmacies are mushrooming in Dhaka city. This should be stopped. Vigilance should be ensured so that none can sell medicines without license”, added the minister.

BAPI President Nazmul Hasan Papon chaired the meeting. 

Health secretary Sirajul Haque Khan, Director General of Drug Administration (DGDA) Maj Gen Md Mustafizur Rahman and Secretary General SM Shafiuzzaman were among other spoke the meeting.

BDST: 1008 HRS, MAR 28, 2018

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