Rectifications on Policy for Medications, Substitutes and Distribution

Many regular brands of OTC medications and particularly children’s prescribed medications are unavailable in stock for the past year.

Especially disturbing is the fact that private pharmacies suggest different brand names for a prescribed medication due to unavailability in-stock.

However, many children (and adults) may react negatively or allergic to a given substitute/brand change.

It is suggested to make suitable changes in the process and regulations to avoid sudden fluctuations of drug prices and changes in imports of drugs as these are fast becoming a necessary commodity with the changes in lifestyle and environment.

~ S Kasthurirathne

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