We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Fri 21 Feb 2020 12:13 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

UAE Ministry cuts cost of medicines by up to 68 percent

Move taken in cooperation with 97 major local and international pharmaceutical manufacturers

UAE Ministry cuts cost of medicines by up to 68 percent

The price of 573 medicines has been slashed by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention by up to 68 percent.

The initiative includes medicine for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory issues; and some paediatric problems.

The majority of the drugs have been reduced in price by over 50 percent, with discounts ranging from 47 percent through to 68 percent.

According to the ministry, the move, which has been taken in cooperation with 97 major local and international pharmaceutical manufacturers, is designed to ease the financial burden on patients and ensure everyone has access to drugs at affordable prices.

Digital magazine: Read the latest edition of Arabian Business online

For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.