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They present an annulment lawsuit against the decree and resolution that order a 30% reduction in the price of 170 medicines

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“It’s not just 170 medicines, it’s all the products that exceed 60% of the threshold of the list that Acodeco has presented, we are talking about 950 to 1,200 products on the issue of private pharmacies”

They present an annulment lawsuit against the decree and resolution that order a 30% reduction in the price of 170 medicines

Owners of small pharmacies went to the Supreme Court of Justice. Photo: Yisell Arevalo

A claim for annulment against Resolution No. 82 of August 16, 2022 and the request for the Supreme Court of Justice to suspend Executive Decree No. 17 of August 10, which establishes the 30% reduction on prices for sale in 170 medicines, was presented on the morning of this Monday, August 29, by the National Union of Pharmacy Owners (Unprofa).
According to the lawyer Víctor Baker, the request is based on the fact that all the elements of the administrative act are unknown and that these decrees and resolutions are being imposed arbitrarily.
“We ask that it be declared null and void as illegal and also that all the effects of the Decree be suspended,” he specified.
For his part, the president of Unprofa, Olando Pérez, small pharmacies were never consulted to adopt these measures, so they have not had the opportunity to make coherent logistics with distributors that allow them to sell medicines with 30% less.
“It’s not just 170 medicines, it’s all the products that exceed 60% of the threshold of the list that Acodeco has presented, we are talking about 950 to 1,200 products in the private pharmacy issue,” he stressed, reiterating that the implementation will be gave too fast.
He said that only 20% of the laboratories agreed to accept these measures, however, 80% of the laboratories that do not have a presence in Panama will continue to sell at the usual price and it would be up to the small pharmacies to bear the additional cost generated by this discount. .
“We still don’t know if those laboratories that are outside, that are transnational, are going to recognize 30% of us,” he specified.



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