The Federal government has agreed to raise the price of the Panadol extra tablet to Rs2.75 while the price for the plain Panadol tablet and Paracetamol has been reduced to Rs117.60.
A session on medicine, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, was held in Islamabad on Wednesday. The FM discussed the prices with officials of drug producers.
The producer and the FM agreed to set the Paracetamol tablet price at Rs2.35 while the price for Paracetamol extra and Paracetamol syrup was raised.
The two parties mt mid-way on the previous price and the proposed price by the producers and set the price at Rs117.60. While the price for the ‘Extra‘ variant of the tablet was set at Rs2.75.
Earlier in September, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) offered a significant facility to drug manufacturing companies amid a paracetamol shortage,Daily News Publisher Reports, citing well-placed sources.
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