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Playa del Carmen pharmacy suspended for overcharging

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – A central Playa del Carmen pharmacy has been suspended for selling medical products higher than the allowed national limit.

The pharmacy, which remains unnamed, was shut by local Profeco inspectors. The routine check, which occurred in combination with the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris), temporarily suspended the pharmacy.

Marisol Huitrón Rangel of the commission, explained that the pharmacy had increased prices above the national allowed limit on “basic medicines” that are common necessities. He added that Profeco will continue to monitor other businesses throughout the city with random spot-checks ranging from florists to hotel gift shops.

Profeco says that consumers can learn more about standardized prices as well as file complaints on their website, Quién es Quién en los Precios (Who’s Who in Prices).


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