On Saturday, 12 new drugs were unveiled in Tehran and the manufacturer companies were awarded In a special ceremony with Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and other health ministry officials.
These drugs are used for the treatment of a variety of disease such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), diabetes, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.
The health ministry speaking during the ceremony said that the country will save on much as these drugs obviate the need for imports.
Earlier on February 7, Iran unveiled a rare drug named "Herceptin”, which treats diabetes type II and has been produced by the country’s medical experts under the trade name "Ziptin”.
Iran has been tapping domestic talents to make up for the shortage of drugs caused by Western sanctions.
Iran’s Food and Drug Organization Director Rasoul Dinarvand announced on January 27 that the country’s drug export has hit $150 million.