New price regulations

The department of health will announce the new medicine price regulations today, an official said yesterday.

The department of health will announce the new medicine price regulations today, an official said yesterday.

"We are on for tomorrow," said Anban Pillay, the department's director for pharmaceutical pricing. He said cabinet approved the proposal last week.

The announcement will include regulations on the dispensing fees for pharmacists, the implementation of regulations on international benchmarking, and the yearly medicine price increases, following a freeze on prices since 2003. - Sapa

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