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Cuba wants to swap drugs for Dominican products

Santo Domingo.- Havana proposed to Santo Domingo a swap of its drugs and other local products, Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (IGBC) director Luis Herrera Martinez announced Tuesday.

He said the Cuban government contacted president Danilo Medina last week, and proposed “the possibility of sharing mechanisms and marketing of pharmaceutical products” with products of Dominican origin.

The proposal was channeled through the company TecnHospital Dominican SRL, which locally represents the drugs made by the IGBC.

“As the result of our research in the field of health, we in Cuba have vaccines and therapies, many of them unique in the world, enabling us to showcase the best indicators of health and rid public health of diseases that still cause havoc in the Dominican Republic,” the proposal says.

“One example is that we have a product Herberprot, unique worldwide, to treat diabetic foot ulcers and decrease amputations, in addition to pentavalent vaccines and anti hepatitis B, interferon, among others,” it says.

Both nations have common illnesses such as dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, diabetes and hypertension, the difference is that Cuba has vaccines for some of them and works on others for their cure.

Cuban’s health system development has propelled the country to boast the world’s lowest infant mortality rate.

Source: DT

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Last updated December 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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