Drugs hike again in Vietnam

Drugs increase over 3 percent in Vietnam (Photo: Dang Minh)

Around 70 percent of medications in the country have increased from 3-30 percent, according to the Vietnam Pharmaceutical Company Association’s recent statistics.

The association has conducted a survey over 4,000 drugs. Within a month, of 4,000 medicines, over 240 ones have leaped including imported and home-made drugs. Imported drugs have soared by 5-8 percent meanwhile local-made ones surged by 10-40 percent.

The pharmaceutical association warned materials to make drugs will rise in next months due to hike in electricity and petroleum.

By K. Nguyen - Translated by Dang Minh

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