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Prices of 62 medicines reduced after government talks with importers

Further talks planned

Video: Mark Zammit Cordina

The prices of 62 medicines are going down following talks between the government and medicine importers.

Parliamentary Secretary Chris Said, who piloted the talks, said that some of the reductions are coming into force immediately while others will come into effect when current stocks are sold out and replaced.

54 medicines are seeing their prices reduced between 6% and 40% while others will see price cuts of as much as 67%.

Dr Said said inspectors from the Consumers and Competition Division will monitor prices to ensure that all agreed reductions come into force.

“This is only the first step, and further talks will be held over the coming weeks for further reductions in the prices of other medicines in the interest of consumers.

Price reductions percentage

Number of medicines

up to 20%

38

21% sa 30%

11

31% sa 40%

9

41% sa 50%

3

> 51%

1

The following is the list of medicines whose prices are being reduced

Medicine Dosage Current price New price Reduction

Adalat®

Capsule soft 10mg x 90

17.00

13.00

-4.00

Adalat® LA 30

Prolonged release film-coated tablet 30mg x 28

17.59

13.42

-4.17

Amaryl® 1mg

Tablet 1mg X 30

6.01

5.71

-0.30

Amaryl® 2mg

Tablet 2mg X 30

9.74

7.27

-2.47

Amaryl® 3mg

Tablet 3mg X 30

12.16

11.30

-0.86

Amaryl® 4mg

Tablet 4mg X 30

14.40

11.87

-2.53

Augmentin

Film-coated tablets 375mg x 21

13.02

11.76

-1.26

Avandament

500mg/1mg X 112

46.87

39.50

-7.37

Avandament

300mg/2mg X 112

93.41

77.63

-15.78

Avandia

film-coated tablets 4mg X 28

48.57

35.48

-13.09

Benylin® Children's Chesty Coughs

Syrup X 125ml

5.31

4.39

-0.92

Benylin® Children's Night Coughs

Syrup X 125ml

5.24

4.39

-0.85

Betnovate™ Scalp Application 0.1% w-w Cutaneous Solution

Scalp application X 100ml

12.19

9.86

-2.33

Canesten Pessaries

Passaries 100mg X 6

7.55

6.21

-1.34

Canesten®

Cream X 20gr

4.96

4.67

-0.29

Canesten®

Cutaneous spray solution X 40ml

9.71

7.90

-1.81

Canesten® HC

Cream x 30gr

8.34

7.14

-1.20

Ciproxin®

Tablets 250 mg x 10

13.88

11.33

-2.55

Ciproxin®

Tablets 500 mg x 10

23.18

19.80

-3.38

Cozaar

Film-coated Tablets 50mgx 28

32.94

24.85

-8.09

Cozaar®-COMP 50-12.5 Film Coated Tablets

Film-coated Tablets x 28

34.92

27.63

-7.29

Cutivate® Cream

Cream X 15g

6.68

5.09

-1.59

Daktarin™

Cutaneous powder X 20gr

4.82

3.42

-1.40

Engerix B

Suspension for injection X 1

26.66

23.38

-3.28

Eumovate® Cream

Cream x 30g

4.54

4.14

-0.40

Fosamax® Once Weekly 70mg

Tablets 70mg X 4

47.08

32.60

-14.48

Glucobay 100

Tablet X 90

25.16

22.64

-2.52

Glucobay 50

Tablet X 90

18.45

16.97

-1.48

Isotrex

Gel For topical application X 30g

14.65

14.00

-0.65

Kamadrin

Tablets 5mg X 100

12.49

8.71

-3.78

Klacid®

Granules for oral suspension 125 mg per 5 ml X 60ml

11.51

10.67

-0.84

Klacid®

Granules for oral suspension 125 mg per 5 ml X 100ml

16.10

15.17

-0.93

Levitra

Tablets 5mg X 30

38.13

36.19

-1.94

Levitra

Tablets10mg X 30

43.98

39.33

-4.65

Lipitor®

Film-coated tablets 10mg x 28

36.08

23.33

-12.75

Lipitor®

Film-coated tablets 40mg x 28

53.46

47.95

-5.51

Lipitor®

Film-coated tablets 20 x 28

45.05

42.00

-3.05

Locoid Crelo® 0.1%

Cutaneous emulsion X 30g

7.19

6.61

-0.58

Locoid Lipocream® 0.1%

Cream X 30g

7.19

6.39

-0.80

Locoid® Cream 0.1%

Cream X 30g

7.19

6.39

-0.80

Locoid® Scalp Lotion 0.1%

Ointment X 30g

7.19

6.04

-1.15

Lustral™

Film-coated tablets 100mg X 28

50.83

48.02

-2.81

Lustral™

Film-coated tablets 50 mg X 28

31.12

29.39

-1.73

Orelox®

Film-coated tablets 100mg x 10

13.29

12.41

-0.88

Oropram

Film-coated tablets 20mg X 28

15.72

12.59

-3.13

Otosporin Ear Drops

Suspension X 5ml

4.61

4.14

-0.47

Primolut N tabs

Tablets 5mg X 30

6.14

4.54

-1.60

Proscar

Film-coated tabelst 5mg X 28

45.56

30.77

-14.79

Reminyl™

Film-coated tablets 12mg X 56

119.73

108.25

-11.48

Septrin® Paediatric Suspension

Oral suspension x 100ml

9.92

3.28

-6.64

Seroxat

Film-coated tablets 20mg X 30

21.97

19.80

-2.17

Sivacor

Film-coated tablets 20mgX 30

18.63

10.71

-7.92

Sivacor

Film-coated tablets 40mgX 30

23.29

14.22

-9.07

Yasmin

Film coated tablets 21 X 3

27.49

25.59

-1.90

Zantac

Injection 2ml X 5amps

11.51

7.47

-4.04

Zantac®

Tablet 150mg X 60

28.75

19.39

-9.36

Zantac®

Tablet 300mg X 30

27.93

19.39

-8.40

Zithromax™

Powder for oral suspension 200 mg per 5 ml X 15ml

11.74

11.51

-0.23

Zocor®

Film-coated Tablets 10mgX 28

26.88

15.72

-11.16

Zocor®

Film-coated Tablets 20mgX 28

34.94

24.77

-10.17

Zocor®

Film-coated Tablets40mg X 28

62.40

31.30

-31.10

Zovirax

Tablets 800mg x 35

221.49

138.71

-82.78

The government said a substantial number of importers had acknowledged the government’s insistence that medicine prices had to be brought down to reasonable levels and mede their own proposals.

Parliamentary Secretary Said thanked constituted bodies such as the Chamber of Commerce, the GRTU and the PRIMA group for their assistance.

Further information is available on 21446446 as from tomorrow 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on www.doi.gov.mt

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