Pharmaceutical merchants reported that sales took a sharp drop between 60 and 80%.
Ariel Mora Maximino Gomez, manager of a pharmacy that is located in the center of Tijuana, said that while the requirement for prescriptions has affected the purchase of antibiotics, there are other factors that have led to a drop in sales.
He said that since the attack on the twin towers in the United States they have been affected by the the problem of insecurity, border inspections, restrictions on dollar purchase and police extortions; reasons why they have few customers.
He further commented that they are also affected by unfair competition and that some pharmacies are breaking laws which affects those that do are doing their job well.
Mr. Gomez is probably referring to the large quantities of fake medicines sold in Mexico.