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Table 3 Summary of median price range (MPR) of medicines in private healthcare sector in Malaysia from 2011 to 2015 (n = 2527)

From: Association between medicine Price declaration by pharmaceutical industries and retail prices in Malaysia’s private healthcare sector

Year MPR > 2.5
n (%)
MPR ≤ 2.5
n (%)
Innovator Brand Generic medicine
Median MPR 25th percentile 75th percentile Median MPR 25th percentile 75th percentile
2011 337 (92.8) 26 (7.2) 20.2 6.4 37.7 8.7 4.5 16.2
2012 194 (93.3) 14 (6.7) 20.3 5.8 62.7 6.0 3.2 10.9
2013 368 (97.9) 8 (2.1) 25.2 4.4 39.6 7.4 4.6 11.6
2014 520 (93.0) 39 (7.0) 10.3 5.6 29.9 8.5 3.6 17.6
2015 906 (88.7) 115 (11.3) 28.3 8.0 40.4 10.6 4.2 18.1
  1. Note: MPR Median Price Range