PharmaProduct Manu-facturing, Cambodia’s self-described first pharmaceutical plant, announced last week plans to expand into other ASEAN markets once the ASEAN Community frame-work is adopted in 2015.
According to its online materials, the producer of the painkiller KINAL – among other medicines – opened its doors in 1996, and has since pushed into more than a dozen mostly Francophone African markets.
If the regional push is successful, WHO communications officer Sonny Krishnan said the company could “definitely” have a positive impact on the availability and affordability of quality drugs.
“That would bypass the counterfeiters, because there are quality drugs being made affordable to everyone.”
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