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Table 4 Medicines offering the greatest potential savings (to UNRWA central tender prices)

From: Comparative assessment of medicine procurement prices in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Medicine Therapeutic group Comparator Potential annual savings in USD
Neutral sol./isophane insulin 30/70 100 IU/ml 10 ml vial Antidiabetic GCC price $ 467,624
Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid 500 + 125 mg tab Antimicrobial GCC price $ 393,109
Benzylpenicillin benzathine 1/1.2MIU vial Antimicrobial GCC price $ 243,822
Gliclazide 80 mg tab Antidiabetic JPD price $ 210,907
Azithromycin 200 mg/5 ml suspension Antimicrobial JPD price $ 144,489
Total $ 1,459,951 (9.5% of General Fund expenditure on medicines)