May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM
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98% of Iran's pharmaceutical demand produced domestically

Tehran, May 12, IRNA - Iran produces 98 percent of the country’s internal pharmaceutical demand, a lawmaker said as the country moves towards meeting 100 percent of domestic consumption.

'98 percent of the internal pharmaceutical demand, that is 70 percent of the value of all used medicine, is produced inside Iran,' Gholam Ali Jafarzadeh Imenabadi, a lawmaker from the northern city of Rasht said on Sunday.

He added that last year 970 licences of pharmaceutical production were issued, 80 of which belonged to the medicine that is produced for the first time in the country.

The member of parliament stressed that there are up to 600 companies that produce medical equipment, that is 35 percent of all needed medical equipment.


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