Price increase for 60 essential drugs

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Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, issuing a special gazette, has said that the prices of 60 essential drugs have increased by 14.4%.

He said the decision was taken due to a request made by a number of companies owing to the depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar.

Accordingly, prices have increased for Albendazole, Amoxicillin, Paracetamol and Cefuroxime.

All these drugs were decreased previously under a price control.