Head of Iraq's Pharmaceutical Association Ahmad Ali Ibrahim declared in Baghdad on Saturday that an agreement has been inked between the association and its Iranian counterpart to import medicine from the neighboring Iran, IRNA reported.
He told IRNA that according to the agreement, Iraq will legally import its required medicine from Iran.
Ibrahim noted that the measure aims to stop smuggling of medicine into the country, particularly those with expired consumption dates.
The Iraqi official didn't give further information on the date the document was signed, the total volume of import or its hard currency value.
Due to damage inflicted on Iraqi infrastrucural pharmaceutical plants and machinery, the country is facing serious problems in supplying medicine, particularly the scarce types.
At present, some Iraqi peddlers have set up fake markets on the streets, where they sell medicine.
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