Bahrain regulator pledges health security
Manama, January 28, 2014
Bahrain's National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) will not allow anyone to threaten national health security or tamper with the new medicine prices.
NHRA chief executive Dr Baha Eldin Fateha said the authority has necessary legal means and a comprehensive plan to provide all types of medicines in the country, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
He was commenting on statements by owners of some small pharmacies who raised concern about threats to health security in the kingdom as a result of a decision by the authority to slash medicine prices.
The new pricing policy covers 8,000 types of drugs and may lead some agents to refrain from buying some medicines, monopolise some others or purchase cheaper ones of lower quality, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. - TradeArabia News Service