This refers to the news “Six multinational pharmaceutical companies have increased the prices of medicines by 15 per cent without approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan” ( February 11th).This is very shocking news as we were already suffering due to the high cost of drugs, now this increase in drug prices would only compound our problems.The patients will face tremendous problems regarding the treatment of cardiac ailments, blood pressure, weakness, fever and as painkillers.
This is unjustifiable price hike because with the falling petroleum prices, drug prices should have been brought down. DRAP (Regulatory Authority) which is sleeping, why not they are knocking the door of Court for grant of stay order on this hike immediately instead of waiting.
ENGR. MANSOOR AHMED,
Faisalabad, February 11.