The Peruvian Government will include generic drugs —used in the treatment for coronavirus patients— into the list of generics approved last year and that all pharmacies and drugstores must mandatorily sell to citizens.
"For scientists, it (covid-19) is a new disease. There is nothing written, but it has been found that some drugs improve the situation of patients. However, they (pharmacies) immediately start to speculate and raise the prices of these drugs," he lamented.
To face this situation, the top official said, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) will incorporate the drugs established to treat coronavirus into the list of generics that must be sold by all pharmacies nationwide.
Otherwise, those pharmacies will be liable to sanctions.
The statesman also indicated that the ministerial resolution —which includes the new medicines— will be published shortly and announced that an intense inspection has also been commissioned to verify that the new medicines —offered to the public as generics— are available to patients.
The Peruvian leader added that on May 20 a legal solution will be debated at the Council of Ministers, so that covid-19 patients can have access to the medicines they require through the health system and without bureaucratic obstacles.