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Does the existing drug price control system is fair to all stake holders?

Posted by: syeduzair Posts: 3 :: 24-09-2003 :: | Reply to this Message


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The existing drug pricing system is totally incompatiable with the existing health care system of Pakistan. Good quality medicines have high prices and there is no check of these prices. Some companies make low price drugs but their quality is never upto the marke. There is no body in Pakistan ready to control these poor quality drugs.

Pharmaceutical companies get more than 100% commission on a single drug. Where is the Govt. to check prices ?

Posted by: yasir Posts: 90 :: 24-09-2003 :: | Reply to this Message


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Dear
You need data in support of your statement. Vague sentance should not be considered as remark of friend
Obaid Ali
ADC
Govt. of Pakistan

Posted by: obaidali Posts: 10 :: 08-04-2004 :: | Reply to this Message


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Respected Sir
If your quality control depends on prices of Pakistani made Drugs( As a genral rule in our society each low price item is concerned as low quality) then in case of Pakistani drugs you are not fair. There are many Pharma companies whose medicine in clinical practise give wanted results while the a lot of Expoensive drugs and too familiar drugs if not work, why you not consider that the drug may be false I mean not made by original company but sent in market by a bogus firm which a doctor can not judjsitting in a clinic.He will know only when in a given period there will be no good result.

Posted by: drafzal68 Posts: 5 :: 22-06-2004 :: | Reply to this Message


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Dear Dr Afzal
Quality of drugs can not be evaluated by a physicain on his clinic. You may contact me on phone or directly to share our knowledge in this regards. Keep in mind the ata presented by our physician are usually not acceptable for developed world whereas the data produced by Universities of basic sciences are being involve in hudge contribution of their research in Class one journal of the developed world just because of integrity and design followed by error free advanced techniques.
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Obaid Ali
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Posted by: obaidali Posts: 10 :: 28-06-2004 :: | Reply to this Message


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I, as a medical specialist, have seen a number of times the failure of locally made drugs. For example, anti-tuberculous drugs which have a great role in treating TB, are marketed as substandard medicines except few ones like Myrin. Although I dont have any data to prove it because we cannot start a case control study comparing Myrin with other ATT, due to ethical issues. It is the role of Govt. which should take feedback from doctors, consultants and test these drugs individually, before their release into the market. It is sad to know that I have seen patients dying of tuberculosis taking drugs for 8-10 months which dont work.

Posted by: docosama Posts: 328 :: 28-06-2004 :: | Reply to this Message


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BOLTAN MARKEET (KACHI GALI) IS FILLED WITH LOCALLY MADE MEDICINES. A HIUGE VARITY OF CHINA MADE MEDICINES ARE AVAILABLE, R THESE REALLY CHINA MADE OR BEEING MANFACTURED LOCALLY AND LABELED AS MADE IN SHANGI OR MADE IN CHINA.THESE R VERY CHEEP EG INJ.DICLOFENAC SODIUM IS AVAILABLE IN RS.8 PACK OF 5 AMPULES (1.70 APROX) MANY OTHER EG FAMOTIDINE, INDIA MADE ZANTAC ,I THINK THESE R MANFACTURED LOCALLY.
I AGREE WITH THAT WE CAN'T JUGE CLINICALY THE EFFICASSY OF AN DRUG. ALL R REQUESTED TO CLEAR MY THIS CONFUSION,

Posted by: DRZIAULLAH Posts: 2 :: 07-01-2005 :: | Reply to this Message


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Dear Dr(s)
First of all this is helathy sign that you are interacting on the basis of available information and experience. As far as action of drug is concerned there are so many factor who affect the pharmacology like individual biochemical system, Pathology, Drugs quality. Here it is not so easy to say that drug of equall quality proven in analytical lab will prpoduce same result. However this is the only industry of Pakistan where milllions of rupees involve with highly qualified personnel are involve for assurance and monitoring of quality of drugs. The cheap price of any drug does not mean that they are compromising on quality. THis is not only the matter of us. It is the matter if world as well because approx. 01 billion US dollar is required to creat a new molecule. Here time is limited for poor people like us we can contact on phone or visit to each other in the great intrest of nation.

[Edited by obaidali on 01-28-2005 at 12:00 PM GMT]

Posted by: obaidali Posts: 10 :: 28-01-2005 :: | Reply to this Message


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I recently visited Pakistan to attend an oncology conference and was particularly interested to find out prices of oncology medications and compare those with what is available outside the country.
If anyone wants, I can provide specific data since our authorities have buried their heads in sand and in response to every construcitve comment say "produce data".
As an example one particular monoclonal antibody used in management of lymphomas is at least double the price of the same drug in the neighbouring countries and middle east. Is there any particular reason for this?
And I can produce multiple other examples at least in the field of oncology.
How is a poor man to get treatment for a fatal disease?

Posted by: oncoman Posts: 23 :: 05-02-2005 :: | Reply to this Message


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