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Hike in drug prices essential owing to rise in dollar’s value: Aamir Kayani

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kayani on Sunday asserted that hike in drug prices was essential due to recent increase in the value of dollar. Talking to journalist, Aamir Mehmood Kayani said that increase in prices of medicine was also essential for the survival of the pharmaceutical industry in the country. He was of the view that textile industry had been shifted to Bangladesh due to inappropriate policies of the previous governments. Kayani said that the pharmaceutical industry was facing…

Senators to introduce bill to lower drug prices

WASHINGTON: US Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings plan to introduce legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for US consumers. Democrats have been critical of efforts by the Trump administration to bring down drug prices after President Donald Trump promised to do so during his campaign and since being elected. They have said proposals by the administration let big drug makers off the hook and did not do enough to help Americans. The proposed legislation, which has…