Inflation continues to increase month by month and with them all items suffer increases in hundreds of products. However, there is one in particular that worries the population, since it is linked to health. It’s about the medicines. Once the price agreement between the pharmaceutical industry and the government ended, medicines increased by 8% in March and by 9.3% in April. The scale has been increasing producing a 10.2% increase in the last month.
The most demanded items, the treatments against respiratory infections, are the ones that increased their costs the most. This is alarming considering that we are entering a time of the year where flu symptoms are more common and in which bronchiolitis outbreaks tend to appear especially in boys and girls.
The strong increase in these products is particularly felt more in the pocket since on March 31 the agreement between the national government and the pharmaceutical industry expired. This established that prices could not increase more than inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) that is released monthly by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) was taken as a reference.