An order by President Rodrigo Duterte to limit the cost of several medicines could raise the retail prices of generic drugs, a pharmaceutical group said Wednesday.
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A group of drug makers said continuing its business in the Philippines "may not be viable" should government cut down prices of some 120 medicines.
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