we need a wake up call
even before I get ill ,I think a lot about the types of medications in the Iraqi markets, I asked pharmacists about the sources and prices of the medications and if there is quality control and of course the answer was NO.
The medications are imported by traders without any monitoring by the government ,as those traders need financial profit, you can expect the quality and the unguaranteed sources.
In general the resources are from India ,Syria, Jordan, Egypt, China ,and from UAE.
There are other resources like German and other Europeans . Many Iraqis are in bad economic condition , therefore they look for low priced medicine .
Here are some examples of the drugs’ sources and prices:
Indian antibiotics( capsule) ….750 ID
UAE antibiotics(capsule)…...1250 ID
Egyptian antibiotic syrup……1250 ID
Uae antibiotic syrup……….. 2500 ID
Indian Paracetamol tablets......125 ID
German paracetamol tablets …125 ID
Iraqi paracetamol tables …….250 ID( good quality)
Syrian panadol extra (24tab)……….500 ID
Jordanian panadol extra(24tab) …..750 ID
PC :$ = 1250 ID
And again you can’t guarantee the source ,the efficacy , the expired date and any information mentioned on the drug and it’s leaflet.
I asked my sister Rose about the prices and resources of medications in Dubai ,where she stays, she mentioned high prices , Iraqis can not afford for such drugs…
she mentioned that she prefer to buy Saudi’s and UAE ‘s medicines because it’s low-priced, as there are quality control you don’t look for the drug of higher price cause you can get effective drug any way.
Irish Panadol tablets (48 tab) …9 dirham(=2.465$)
German Actifed serup ……… 17dirham( = 4.65$)
Swiss Cough depressant serup…15dirham(=4.109$)
Antibiotics in general are expensive their price range between 40-45 dirham (=10.958-12.328$)
Flagyl serup………… 21dirham (=5.753$)