Since May 24, pharmaceutical news has been marked by a pricing change for a category of products with hybrid status, half-drug and half-nutritional supplement.
This increase follows a reclassification in the customs nomenclature of this category of products, making them subject to a gate tax from which they were previously exempt.
Of the nearly 4,000 medicines dispensed in pharmacies, 220 items are affected. As a result of this change, the price of the product will change, with VAT being applied to the retail price in pharmacies.
Dr Jules Charles KEBE, Chairman of the Comité Tripartite Douanes-DPM-Grossistes-Répartiteurs.