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Egypt Independent: Local company puts up 300,000 penicillin doses on market

The 300,000 doses have already been distributed to pharmacies in the market.
19.12.17 | Interesting article at Egypt Independent

HoldiPharma, a public sector pharmaceutical company, has put on market 300,000 penicillin doses to address the shortage in the drug, said HoldiPharma President Mohamed Wanis.

The 300,000 doses have already been distributed to pharmacies in the market, Wanis added.

The quantity supplied to the company will rise to one million doses by the end of December, according to Wanis.

Wanis attributed the shortage to the fact that Egypt imports 60 percent of its penicillin needs, while HoldiPharma, and Nile for Pharmaceuticals and Chemical Industries produce the remaining 40 percent.

Decreased penicillin imports caused the crisis, he pointed out.