Drug prices rise

The prices of many drugs have risen in the last fortnight, especially that of imported and prescription drugs.

Pegasys, a drug to treat chronic hepatitis C from Roche Pharmaceuticals, increases from VND3.8 million to VND4.2 million a vial

Many have risen by 5 percent -- like Ventolin, Gastropulgite, and Stimol A -- but the price of Colchicin has almost doubled.

Pegasys, a drug to treat chronic hepatitis C (genotype 2 or 3) from Roche Pharmaceuticals, has increased from VND3.8 million to VND4.2 million a vial.

Roussel Vietnam has put up the prices of eight of its products by 5 to 50 percent. Claforan, Coltramyl, and Idarac have all become more expensive as a result.

By Ng. Huong - Translated by Nha Tran

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