Medicines to drop in price

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THE price of more than 1400 medicines – in­clud­ing pop­u­lar an­ti­c­holes­terol pill ator­vas­tatin – will plunge from to­mor­row.

The price cuts are due to the gov­ern­ment’s price dis­clo­sure process that mon­i­tors the dis­counts chemists get on medicine prices and re­duces the amount the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ben­e­fits sub­sidy scheme pays for them.

An­ti­c­holes­terol pill ator­vas­tatin will fall in price by 52 cents and con­tra­cep­tive pill Levlen will fall in price by $1.59 per pack. Cold sore treat­ment Zovi­raxwill fall by $3.17.

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