When drug companies, pharmacies and doctors all benefit, patients pay the price

Drug companies are marking up the prices of their medicine to recoup their unethical investments in doctors and retailers.
A customer purchases medicines at a pharmacy in Thapathali, Kathmandu. Even at discounted prices, pharmaceutical companies make a profit of 20 percent. All photos by Anish Regmi/TKP
Arjun Poudel
Published at : December 28, 2019
Updated at : December 28, 2019 07:44

Arjun Poudel

Arjun Poudel is a health reporter for The Kathmandu Post. Before joining the Post, he worked for Sagarmatha Television, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times.