Philippines’ executive order on medicine price cap

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte officially signed the executive order which would see a cap set on selected medicines at a maximum retail price.

Under Executive Order No. 104,

“Improving Access to Healthcare through the Regulation of Prices in the Retail of Drugs and Medicines”.

There will be a price regulation set at,

  1. Maximum Retail Price,
  2. Maximum Wholesale Price

On both on certain drugs and medicines.

This comes after an intended proposal of price regulation which involved over 120 drugs for diseases and health conditions.

Under this MDRP scheme, there will be an average price reduction of 56% from market prices.