Commission investigates alleged high mark-up prices of vaccines

Update: 6:29PM INVESTIGATIONS are being carried out into the alleged high mark-up prices of the meningococcal vaccines being sold by private pharmacies.

In a statement issued today, the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) said they had been made aware that some pharmacies were charging exorbitant prices for the vaccines following the announcement of the outbreak of the meningococcal disease.

FCCC has had meetings with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MOHMS) to discuss the issue and has also consulted the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) for assistance with regards to ascertaining the prices of the vaccines.

Members of the public are encouraged to immediately contact FCCC regarding their concerns or to seek clarification should they require any regarding the prices of the vaccine.

More reports in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.