The prices of parapharmacy products rise dramatically “without a precise explanation”

The prices of parapharmacy products rise dramatically "without a precise explanation"

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Some parapharmaceutical products were particularly popular in 2022, and this without “precise explanations” from the manufacturers, warns Audrey Lecoq, boss of Pharmazon, an online sales site for pharmaceutical products.

Pampers diapers, baby milk, suppositories … Many products that in recent weeks have seen their prices skyrocket, without the producers providing a precise reason.

“For two months, 80% of the 320 laboratories I work with have revalued their list prices, most of the time from 7 to 15%!”, He explains to Parisian Audrey Lecoq, founder of the Pharmazon platform, according to which very often these increases are announced without “precise explanation”.

Because if some producers evoke a shortage of raw materials – such as carob for powdered milk, others see the repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine. In any case, this is what the NHS laboratory Meharini suggests, which explains that “since the beginning of 2022 milk powder, vegetable oils, but also plastic and aluminum packaging have registered very strong increases in our markets”, report our Colleagues.

Further increases in 2023

Thus, according to BFMTV, the price of the cleansing cream from the La Roche-Posay laboratory would have gone from 8.05 euros in 2021 to 8.45 euros in 2022. The Mustela brand would also have increased its prices, in particular that of its cleansing water. . It would have gone from € 6.31 in 2019 to € 9.10 in 2022. Infant milk, meanwhile, would have increased by almost three euros in four years.

“Many references today cost 6, 7 or 8 euros more than before the Covid crisis. During the pandemic we were over-cured. It is only today, when we breathe a little, that we realize the extent of these flights, and some of them are incomprehensible, Pierre-Olivier Jacquot, pharmacist in Nancy with the Parisian.

According to Pharmazon, the situation is expected to continue to escalate and further price hikes by pharmaceutical companies may be announced in 2023.

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