File - Caretaker Health Minister Ali Hasan Khalil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A decision issued by the Health Ministry Friday should significantly lower the prices of brand-name medicines, a move that will have particular effect on the cost of drugs used to treat chronic diseases.In a statement, the Order of Medicine Importers and Owners of Medicine Depots in Lebanon announced their commitment to the regulations and prices set by the Health Ministry after comparing them to the prices in the countries of origin, the average price in seven European countries and the lowest price for seven neighboring Arab countries.
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