a) Describe the local pharmaceutical production capability doing:
- primary manufacturing (the production of active medicinal substances and other ancillary substances used in pharmaceutical formulations);
- secondary manufacturing (the processing of medicinal substances, usually together with ancillary substances, to produce the required pharmaceutical dosage forms);
- packaging (the packaging of dosage forms in manners appropriate to the nature of the preparations and their intended use, conditions of transportation, and expected conditions and time of storage).
and assess the potential for the future (Does government policy promote local production?).
b) Are locally-produced drugs essential?
c) Assess whether locally-produced drugs are competitive with similar drugs on the international market?