Price medicines sales in Brazil can increase up to 4.33% of this Monday (1st). The amount, defined by the Market for Regulation of the Medicines Market, was above inflation from 2018, which closed the year at 3.75%.
According to the Ministry of Health, the percentage is the permissive ceiling of re-modification. Each company can decide whether to apply the total or lower index. The amounts are valid for prescription drugs.
Drug prices vary by more than 600% t
Medicines are getting more expensive from April onwards
According to the portfolio, the calculation is based on factors such as inflation in the last 12 months – the IPCA, the productivity of the medicine industries, the exchange rate and electricity tariffs and market competition.
The Medicines Markets Regulation Market publishes, on a monthly basis, the Anvisa website, the list with medicines prices that already have the ICMS – Tax on Circulation of Goods and Provision of Services, defined by the states.
Companies that fail to comply with the maximum allowable prices or apply re-adjusting more than what was set up t it can pay a fine ranging from R $ 649 to R $ 9.7 million.