Staff Correspondent: Medicines are essential in healthcare. Due to the spread of corona infection and dengue fever, the health complications of people have increased. In the meantime, the government has decided to increase the prices of 53 brands of 20 generic drugs that are widely used in primary care. According to the new fixed price of Paracetamol 500 mg tablet has been increased from 70 paisa to Tk 1.20. Prices of some drugs have increased by more than 100 percent.
In other words, the price at which medicine could be bought earlier, now you have to pay twice as much.
It is known that the 58th meeting of the drug pricing committee held in the meeting room of the Ministry of Health on June 30 approved the revised prices of these drugs, said the Department of Drug Administration. However, the department has not published any notification in this regard so far. Last time in 2015, the prices of some brands of medicines were increased. After almost seven years, the price of essential medicines is being increased again.
According to sources in the Department of Health, the government has the power to increase the prices of 117 medicines listed for primary healthcare. The cost of medicine has increased due to various reasons including raw materials used in drug production, excipients, packaging materials, transportation and distribution costs, dollar exchange rate, inflation. Due to these reasons, the price of medicine has increased.
If you want to know, the director of the Department of Drug Administration Ayub Hossain told, “Since independence, the drug administration department has been determining the prices of the listed medicines. There is a matter of re-evaluating the prices of these drugs and fixing their new prices. It is not the case that drug prices have suddenly increased. The price has not been re-evaluated for a long time.
He said that there is a shortage of medicines in the market due to various reasons including increasing the price of raw materials. Companies are not encouraged to manufacture certain drugs. After reviewing everything, the government has updated the prices of these medicines on the advice of the Drug Administration Price Control Committee.
Meanwhile, although the health department has not officially announced the increase in the price of drugs, the 53 brands of drugs in the list are being sold at higher prices in pharmacies.
Morshed, seller of Janani Pharmacy in Banglamotor area told, “The price of many medicines has increased. The company is giving us a higher price. They are saying that the price has been increased by the government.
A pharmacist at a pharmacy in Tantibazar also gave the same information. On condition of anonymity, he said, “The price of all non-national medicines has increased. At the same time, the prices of many other medicines have increased. I have been selling medicines at high prices for a few days.
Mainul Hossain, who came to buy medicine told, “Sickness is everywhere.” In this, the price of essential medicines has been increased, which will put the common man in another crisis. Medical supplies are being increased instead of being made available, which is totally inappropriate.”
Prices of medicines have increased
Paracetamol 500 mg tablet now costs 1 taka 20 paisa, which was earlier 70 paisa.
Paracetamol 500mg Tablet (Rapid) has been priced at 30 paise, which was earlier 70 paise.
Paracetamol 650 mg tablet (XR) now costs two taka, which was earlier Tk one taka 31 paise.
The price of Paracetamol 1000 mg tablet has been increased by Tk 2.25 from Tk 1.4 earlier.
Paracetamol 80mg Drops 15ml bottle is now priced at Tk 20, which was earlier Tk 12.88.
Paracetamol 80mg Drops 30ml bottle has been priced at Tk 30, which was Tk 18 earlier.
Paracetamol 120mg/5ml suspension (60ml) bottle has been priced at Tk 35 from Tk 18 earlier.
Paracetamol 120 mg/5 ml suspension price of 100 ml bottle has become Tk 50, earlier price was Tk 30.8.
Paracetamol 120mg/5ml syrup (60ml) bottle price is Tk 35, previous price Tk 18.
Paracetamol 120mg/5ml syrup (100ml) bottle price is Tk 50, earlier chill Tk 27.72.
Metronidazole 200 mg tablet coated was earlier priced at 60 paisa, which has now increased by Tk 1.
Metronidazole 250 mg tablet coated earlier price was 92 paisa, now it has increased by 1 taka 25 paisa.
Metronidazole 400 mg tablet coated earlier price one taka 37 paisa, current price one taka 70 paisa.
Metronidazole 500 mg tablet coated earlier price one taka 66 paisa, current price two taka.
Metronidazole 200mg/5ml suspension 60ml bottle previous price 26 taka, current price 35 taka.
Metronidazole 200mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle previous price 34 taka 92 paisa, current price taka 45.
Metronidazole 500mg/100ml infusion, 100ml bottle previous price 74 taka 35 paise, current price taka 85.
Amoxicillin BP 125mg/1.25ml suspension 15ml bottle earlier price was 26 taka 34 paisa, now it has increased to taka 35.
Amoxicillin BP 125mg/5ml Suspension 100ml bottle was earlier sold at Tk 41 40 paisa, which has now increased to Tk 70.
Amoxicillin BP 250mg/5ml suspension-DS 15ml bottle earlier price 67 taka 94 paisa, increased by taka 100.
Amoxicillin BP 250 mg capsule, earlier was 3 taka 15 paise, increased to taka 4.
The price of Amoxicillin BP 500 mg capsule was earlier 5 taka 90 paisa, increased to 7 taka 5 paisa.
Price of Amoxicillin BP 500 mg injection was increased from 24 taka 10 paisa to 55 taka.
Xylometrozaline HCI 0.05% Nasal Drops 15 ml earlier price Tk 9.60 increased to Tk 18.
Xylometrozaline HCI 0.1% Nasal Drops 15ml price was Tk 10.4, increased by Tk 20.
Procleperazine 5mg tablet earlier price was 40 paisa, increased to 65 paisa.
Procleperazine 12.5 mg injection earlier price was 4 taka 36 paise, increased to taka 9.
The price of Diazepam 10mg/2ml injection was Tk 3.22, increased to Tk 7.
Methyldopa 250 mg tablet was earlier priced at 1 taka 50 paisa, increased to 3 taka 48 paisa i.e. 134 percent price increase.
Methyldopa 500 mg tablet was previously priced at 5 taka 13 paisa, it has increased to 6 taka 9 paisa.
Price of frusemide 20mg/2ml injection was increased from 5 taka 99 paisa to 9 taka.
Frusemide 40 mg tablet was 56 paisa earlier, increased by one taka.
Phenobarbital 30 mg tablet was earlier priced at 68 paise, increased by Tk 1.
The price of Phenobarbital 60mg Tablet was Tk 1, increased by Tk 150 paise.
Phenobarbital 50ml elixir 20mg5ml bottle earlier price was 21 taka 78 paise, increased to taka 43.
Phenobarbital 100ml Elixir 20mg/5ml bottle was earlier priced at Tk 50, increased to Tk 70.
ORS 500 ml sates earlier price was 4 35 paise, increased to 6 taka.
ORS Fruity 250 ml sates earlier price was 4 40 paise, increased by 6 taka.
Lidocaine 1% WV, 20mg/2ml injection was earlier priced at Tk 3.6 paise, the price of the drug has increased by 99 per cent to Tk 7.
Lidocaine 1% WV, 50 ml injection was earlier priced at Tk 20, the price of the drug has increased to Tk 35.
Lidocaine 2% WV, 50 ml Injection was earlier priced at Tk. 25, the price of the drug has increased to Tk. 40.
Folic Edis 0.05mg/100ml Oral Solution (100ml Bottle) is priced at Tk50.
Chlorpheniramine 2mg/5ml syrup (60ml bottle) earlier price was Tk 13, increased by Tk 20.
benzathine benzylpenicillin 12 lakh unit/vial injection earlier price was 15 taka 60 paise, the price has increased by almost 99 percent to taka 30.
The price of Aspirin 75 mg tablet was 55 paisa, increased to 80 paisa.
The price of Aspirin 300 mg tablet was 1.5 taka, increased by 2 taka.
Phenoxymethyl Penicillin 250 mg tablet earlier price was 2 taka, increased 2 taka 80 paisa.
The price of Phenoxymethyl Penicillin 500 mg tablet was increased by 5 taka 50 paisa from 3 taka 86 paisa.
Phenoxymethyl Penicillin 250mg/5ml Syrup (50ml Bottle) earlier price was Tk 21.50, increased to Tk 35.
Promethazine 5mg/5ml Elixir (100 ml bottle) was earlier priced at Tk 21.35, increased by 35 paise.
Promethazine 25mg/ml injection was earlier priced at Tk 3, increased to Tk 7.
Norgesterel 0.30mg+Ethinylstradol 0.03mg tablet price was Tk 150 paisa earlier, it has increased by Tk 2.
Ferosfemerate 75 mg tablet earlier price was 38 paisa, increased to 50 paisa.
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