A Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act will control the prices of the medicines for ensuring that even the lowest wage earners can afford them and purchase them. Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad, said that the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act has been formulated under the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry and it will have a ceiling price on some important medicines so that the affordability for them can be ensured. The mechanism of control of price have suggested to put a ceiling price for the users in all the dispense lines. It can also be viewed that this is a method which is most suitable to do so that the prices are in line with most of the international practices.
This initiative will also be able to streamline the price of the medicines and can ensure the access of all the affordable medicines to the masses. Response came from the side of the Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad to the backbencher, Klang MP Charles Santiago, who questioned about the role of the government that will be played by it to ensure that the prices of the medicines are affordable at present and also remain affordable in the near future as well. He also asked about the efforts which will be taken by the government for supporting all the producers of local generic medicine.