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Better policies will lower drug prices

  • Ait-Allah Mejri
    Ait-Allah Mejri

    Public health physician and president director of PT Roche Indonesia

Jakarta | Thu, October 19, 2017 | 12:27 pm
Better policies will lower drug prices In Indonesia, there has long been a policy to prioritize domestic production of generic medicines but things didn’t work out as planned. (Shutterstock/Vinogradov Illya)

PREMIUM As the government resolutely pursues its commitment to ensure that universal health coverage (UHC) is achieved by 2019, there’s a debate raging on the need to develop home-grown production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The aim is to reduce raw material dependence on import and curb the high-cost of prescription medicines. With the continuous deficit of the Social Security Ma...

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