Crisis-hit Sri Lanka raises drug prices

Dove: As the economic crisis continues in Sri Lanka, the island nation has raised drug prices.

This is the second such increase in six weeks.

According to reports, the country has raised prices by 40%, which includes even the most common drugs.

With supply and prices hit, citizens are now forced to take short courses or seek supplies overseas.

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While raising rates, the government claimed it had no choice.

Sri Lankan authorities have also claimed that the drug price hike was not something the government did on purpose.

The government further claimed that with the rupiah devalued due to the crisis, the importation of most drugs would have led to a shortage if prices had not increased.

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Some even fear that people will now be forced to buy fewer prescribed drugs due to rising prices and shortages of supply.

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