Pakistan reverses decision to allow uncapped prices for COVID-19 vaccines imported by private firms

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reversed a decision which had allowed uncapped prices for COVID-19 vaccines imported by private firms, Health Minister Faisal Sultan said on Thursday (Mar 18).

Pakistan, largely reliant on the GAVI/WHO COVAX initiative for poorer nations, had early iin February allowed private companies to import coronavirus vaccines and agreed to exempt such imports from price caps.

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“Now, however, there is a formula, already in vogue, to determine max price,” Sultan told Reuters. “So yes, there is a price cap that DRAP (Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan) will recommend and get approval for,” he said.

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