oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Portfolio Report : Private Sector Institutions : forum
|Article Title||Portfolio Report : Private Sector Institutions : forum|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||26 - 27|
Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - August 2006 26 FORUM SA Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists 1. Dispensing Fee Netcare has revealed that government's measures to regulate medicine prices took a R60m bite out of its income over the past year and Nu Clicks reported a R38m dent in revenue because of drug-pricing rules. The pricing regulations were challenged by several pharmacy groups, which said the permitted markups were too low for them to sustain their businesses. The Medicines Act also does not permit manufacturers to give discounts and rebates. The Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) made a submission to ..
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