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The price of nitroglycerin, a life-saving drug for heart disease, increased 10 times

#Nitroglycerin, a drug commonly used by patients with heart disease, has recently been exposed to be out of stock. Do you know why the price of nitroglycerin is soaring? Reporter investigation found that the major pharmacies originally 100 tablets per bottle of nitroglycerin, will gradually reduce to 15 tablets per bottle. The manufacturer said that it will no longer produce 100 pieces of packaging, and due to the rising labor costs, the original 0.17 yuan per piece of nitroglycerin current price is 1.7 yuan.

Recently, a message from wechat said,

Nitroglycerin, a life-saving drug commonly used at home,

From 6 yuan to 30 yuan,

What is the reason?

Nitroglycerin is the most commonly used specific drug in the treatment of angina pectoris, which has been used in clinic for more than 100 years.

What's the matter with such a big price increase?

The reporter visited the major pharmacies,

Finally found the reason!

After visiting a number of pharmacies in Beijing, the reporter found that after several months of shortage, nitroglycerin can be purchased from offline physical pharmacies, but the price has increased significantly.

Some people in the pharmaceutical industry told reporters that the main reason for the price rise of nitroglycerin is the serious shortage of raw material nitric acid.

Staff member of a pharmaceutical enterprise in Shandong: raw materials have been unavailable. The original suppliers have stopped because of environmental protection problems. After stopping, they will find new manufacturers, but there are no places.

Experts said,

The price of cheap drugs, including nitroglycerin, has been kept at a low level because of the previous ceiling price, which makes it difficult for pharmaceutical enterprises to make profits, and some finished drug enterprises have gradually withdrawn from the market.

Since June 2015, drug prices have been liberalized, so nitroglycerin is now subject to market regulation.