Spokesperson of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has told that the maximum retail price (MRP
) of 89 generic drugs of various pharmaceuticals has been reduced by 15 percent.
Drap has directed pharmaceutical companies to reduce the MRPs
of their higher priced generics up to the level as mentioned in the letter issued on June 19.
He said action was being taken on complaints that pharmaceutical companies had increased prices of their drugs over and above the MRPs
approved by the federal government.
He said the authority had also directed that in case of stocks available in the retail shops or manufactured or imported prior to issuance of SROs must be sold at previous MRPs
printed on the label in the manner prescribed by the Drugs (Labeling and Packing) Rules, 1986 while stickers or cuttings were not allowed.
Responding to CTA and Chairman YM Ibrahim, Minister Bathiudeen said: "Since MRPs
and raids on errant traders are to safeguard consumers and directed by the Cost of Living Committee, CAA and higher levels of the government, and I on my own, will not change its implementation.
He added that the DRAP had allowed only nine percent MRPs
increase in hardship category and only 15 percent MRPs
increase of medicines determined under the Drug Pricing Policy, 2018 for drugs other than those specified in clause (a).
The Mann-Whitney U test was used to determine whether there was a significant difference between the students' scores on MRPS
and Motivation Resources subscales and their participation in Nursing Student Congress and some of their characteristics.
The proceeds will be used to redeem all USD 132 million of the Fund's outstanding Series A MRPS
, the company said.
--$3,000,000 series D MRPS
4.37% due July 2024, PPN 18469 #110;
Shortage of lamination papers, out of order printing machines impede process Students, business professionals complain of disruption in their schedules LAHORE:Like the delay of issuance of Machine-Readable Passports (MRP
) during the tenure of previous governments, thousands of passport seekers have been facing the same problem even in Naya Pakistan' owing to either theshortage of lamination papers or out of order printing machines.
He also allocated RM5 million yearly for each state assemblyman for RTPs and another RM2 million annually for MRPs
E-passports are already in operation in some 120 countries since they are more secure and safe than the MRPs
. E-passports contain an embedded electronic microprocessor chip with information on the holder.