The government expects that the price for medicines of human use will have been established until October. The schedule established by executive decree puts January 29 of 2015 as a maximum term, said authorities of the Ministries of Production Coordinator and Health.
Renato Carló, President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Laboratories of Ecuador (ALFE for its Spanish acronym), said: “The Ministers expressed their desire to accelerate this process and we are not only willing, but ready to increase the production”.
David Acurio, Deputy Minister of Governance, said: “We are able to produce 100% of medicines. Ecuadorian industry works at 40% of its capacity due to lack of space in the market”.
The Ministry of Health announced at this meeting a list of 954 active ingredients declared strategic and whose price will be regulated.