"We must ascertain the real need for taking some drugs"
The Venezuelan National Superintendent of Costs and Prices stressed that the production of drugs by the pharmaceutical sector is under analysis as well as the real needs of the population
"We must find out the real need for taking some drugs, for instance, how publicity influences consumption of some drugs," Granadillo said.
"It is important to be reasonable in drugs domestic consumption," she noted.
Granadillo remarked that the assessment aims at determining whether some costs that should be covered by the industry are transferred to prices. "Companies must cover all their production costs," the superintendent added.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.