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CS Sicily Kariuki Reveals Plan to Have Price Labels on All Medicines

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CS Sicily Kariuki Reveals Plan to Have Price Labels on All Medicines

CS Sicily Kariuki Reveals Plan to Have Price Labels on All Medicines – kenyagist.com


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  • Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki on Wednesday revealed plans to have price labels on all medicines sold in the country.

    She revealed that the government had entered talks with pharmaceutical companies to standardize prices.

    If the plan sails through, prices of all medicines would be clearly indicated on the packaging to protect Kenyans from over-pricing.

    “We will convene a meeting with all the stakeholders before the end of this week or early next week to discuss these issues.”

    “We have witnessed well-documented overpriced medicines in our chemists and even government facilities,” she stated.

    A section of the Kenyatta National Hospital

    She reiterated her commitment to ensuring Kenyans had access to quality, affordable medicine.

    Kariuki spoke when she opened the three-day Horn of Africa Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo in Nairobi.

    “The ministry is engaged in major reforms in the pharmaceutical sector, to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medicines and medical products.

    “We are also operationalizing Medicines and Therapeutics Committees in all counties and Health facilities and monitoring pricing of drugs through updated Market Price Index data,” she asserted.

    Among the reforms being undertaken are standardization of procedures and practices in the pricing and distribution of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya.

    Sicily Kariuki
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