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Group Urges Specialized-Drug Imports Under New Philippines Law

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The head of a Philippines drugstore association is urging the government to use the new Cheaper Medicines Act to focus on importing more specialized drugs not easily found in the country. The president of the Drugstores Association of the Philippines cited less-common drugs for treating cancer, which she said should be encouraged for patients who cannot afford more-expensive treatments. The Department of Health has said such expensive drugs may be included in the new law's maximum retail price provision if competition is considered unlikely to drive down prices. (Click here for more



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