This was reported by the Center of Argentine Pharmaceutical Professionals (Ceprofar). The increase corresponds to the period between the beginning of November and December 15. If we take the period from January 1 to December 15, the increase was 308%, double the annual general inflation.

The Center of Argentine Pharmaceutical Professionals – Ceprofar– reported that in the period from November 1 to December 15, the medicines they suffered a 85% increase. Meanwhile, from January 1 to December 15, the increase was 308%. Double the general inflation.

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The increase is worrying because it means that in the last month and a half, medicines have doubled their prices. We are taking as a reference the most used medications for chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, antibiotics and pain relievers. There is no type of control,” he reported. Ruben Sayemdirector of Ceprofar in dialogue with the Public Television.

On October 31, the agreement reached between the current Government and the laboratories expired. “The laboratories increase prices according to their criteria and do not consult with anyone. We pharmacists find out when we see the price on the computer,” he added. Fair.

“With this level of increases, the possibility of problems in coverage through social works, which have their income in relation to the salaries of their members, is worrying. There is also concern about the possibility that the free delivery of medicines will be affected. through PAMI, which today benefits 9 out of 10 retirees,” they indicated from Ceprofar through a statement.

According to the survey already cited, these are some of the most notable increases:

Amoxicillin 500 mg: up 138%. The price is around $4.8000

Levothyroxine (used for hypothyroidism): recorded an increase of 105%.

Losartan and Enalapril (for blood pressure): had a 90% increase.

Until October, medications had increased by 123.3%. Between the increase in medicines and the cost of prepaid bills, access to health is increasingly limited for the great working and popular majorities. Not to mention the retirees. Health cannot be a business, it is a right.

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