According to the sources, The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has taken notice of the irregularities in drug pricing across the country with reports of profiteering and hoarding of essential drugs and has establish a helpline for citizens to report any hike in price difference and seek information of any sort.
As per to details, The DRAP has announced its toll-free helpline: 0800-03727 for the general public to report any wrongdoing by pharmacies and drug markets in terms of pricing and hoarding.
DRAP said in its announcement that the availability of Actemra injection is being ensured everywhere as the drug authority takes due steps to contain any artificial inflation and panic in the drug market.
It must be noted that DRAP also banned medical practitioners, via a circular, from writing brand names of medicines in their prescriptions.
The drug regulatory authority said in its advisory that “The doctors in their prescriptions should write the generic formula of the medicines,”.
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