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Pharmacy sales drop 25 to 30 percent in Dominican Republic

The coronavirus pandemic has meant a reduction in drug sales by 25 to 30% for pharmacies, and although some products related to the virus have increased, it does not compensate for the decrease, revealed the executive director of the Union of Pharmacies, Inc., Scarlet Sánchez.

She stressed that in recent months the demand for products such as masks, gloves and antibacterial gel has decreased, while some medications that have been related to preventive health due to covid have experimented with regards to their consumption.

Sánchez specified that sales of medicines for pain, fever, respiratory conditions, antibiotics, and vitamins have increased. She explained that sales with home delivery have doubled and even tripled in recent months.

Sánchez stressed that pharmacies hope to normalize their sales as soon as possible. The executive director further indicated that pharmacies have not closed in this period, but not during regular hours. Nor has the sector decreased its employees.

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