Acquiring medicine in Lebanon has become nearly hard due to the disruption of some of them on the one hand, and the absurdly high price of others on the other.
The Ministry of Health will begin publishing the weekly price index for pharmaceuticals on Monday. A decision that must be followed by all pharmacists.
The majority of drugs are not subsidized, and the subsidized area primarily comprises cancer and incurable illness medications. The medication card was provided to safeguard it for the patient.
Salloum warned of the medicines that are brought from abroad to Lebanon for the purpose of trade, stressing action to take appropriate measures to confront them.
The pharmaceutical sector is facing a new challenge similar to the pricing of fuels.
Will the Ministry succeed in the weekly pricing index process, or will the patient’s life remain suspended between the fire of the dollar and the suffering of disease?