Table 6

Summary of medicine prices in the private sector
Private pharmacies Chain pharmacies
Brand (n =16) Highest priced (n =28) Lowest priced (n =43) Brand (n =17) Highest priced (n =29) Lowest priced (n= 43)
Median MPR 4.71 5.38 2.83 4.41 4.79 3.12
25%ile MPR 2.59 2.76 1.74 2.21 2.53 1,79
75%ile MPR 7.42 6.84 5.20 7.18 6.78 4.94
Minimum MPR 0.57 0.57 0.56 0.57 0.57 0.56
Maximum MPR 16.51 9.30 9.73 16.51 11.26 9.73

Note: Minimum MPR was for ranitidine for all three versions. Maximum MPR for brand medicine was diclofenac, for highest-priced was for doxycycline, and for the lowest-priced generic was for diazepam. The results were same for chain pharmacies.

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