Swiss / 04.08.2021 20:46:18
The World Health Organization urged the pharmaceutical manufacturers of coronavirus vaccines to keep their prices low and affordable, after being notified that two producers would increase the costs they charge to the European Union.
Reportedly Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna They will increase the prices of their biologics, based on messenger RNA technology, because they have adapted the doses to the new variants of the virus.
According to the British newspaper Financial Times, who was able to consult a contract concluded with the European Union, the price of the Pfizer vaccine will go from 15.50 euros (18.39 dollars) to 19.50 euros (23.14 dollars) per unit and Moderna’s, from 19 (22.50 dollars) to 21.50 euros ( $ 25.50).
Mariangela simao, Assistant to the WHO Director General on Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals, told a press conference that “it is very important that companies establish affordable price policies.”
Simao indicated that both Pfizer What Modern they had increased their production capacities, diversified their plants, and expanded the efficiency of their production.
“In a normal market situation, this would lead to a decrease in prices and not an increase,” he said. “We have a market where demand is very high compared to production,” he added.
“WHO requires companies to keep their prices low and affordable“, he stressed.