AIPU urges price formula


The All Island Pharmacists’ Union (AIPU) urged the Government to formulate a price formula to tide over the country’s worsening drug shortage.

AIPU President Chandika Gankanda said as many medicinal drug firms involved in importing medicines had said the price of medicines could soar shortly, the only guarantee to overcome a serious shortage of these items would be to introduce a price formula.

He also requested the Government to advise doctors to prescribe medicine by generic name and to curtail imports partially till the medicine shortage is overcome.

By Vineetha M. Gamage