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UAE cut costs of some 6,600 imported medicine brands by 40 percent

  • By Maja Micudova and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates cut costs of more than 6,600 types of imported medicine brands by up to 40 percent after the country's cabinet adopted a package of regulations on February 3. 

UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum instructed the Health Ministry to issue a new medicine price list and gave pharmacies three months to adjust their prices. 

Under the new system, the medicine prices in UAE will be unified with those in other five Gulf Cooperation Council states. - UAE to cut costs of 6,619 medicine brands by up to 40 pct-WA on 2013-02-03

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