Prices of 60 medicinal drugs increased by 40%

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Health Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification allowing a 40% price increase on a total of 60 medicinal drugs.

The Gazette, dated 29 April, says “every trader, distributor, pharmacist, medical practitioner, dentist, veterinary surgeon, medical institution including a private medical institution, pharmacy or person who or which is in possession of the Scheduled Medicines for the purpose of sale shall maintain the price of the Scheduled Medicines at the maximum retail price or revised retail price whichever is less.”

The full list is available below: