In Ukraine set limits on prices for most popular medications

В Украине установят предельные цены на самые популярные лекарства

The Ministry of health will establish maximum prices for most popular medications

The Ministry of health will establish the limiting prices for medicines with Nacirema that often take the Ukrainians.

The Ministry of health will establish the limiting prices for medicines from the National list that are purchased most often. On Monday, March 18, the press service of the Ministry of health.

“For drugs with Nacirema that often make the Ukrainians, the Ministry will establish maximum prices. This maximum price will depend on the price of the active ingredient in the neighboring countries. Such model of regulation of prices for medicines already working in the program of Available drugs and gives positive results”, – stated in the message.

Listed in the National list of essential medicines there are around 60 (out of 427) are very popular drugs.

“And they (popular products – ed.) in monetary terms make up about 80% of the total volume of procurement in the regions. Experts believe that the introduction of regulation on these medicines will allow health care providers to save money, buy need more medications with Nezperce and beyond. So patients will get even more free drugs in the treatment in the hospital,” expect the Ministry of health.

The Department also noted that the price of 23 active substances have been regulated through a government program reimbursement Available medications.

“For even 30 drugs, the Ministry plans this year to introduce price regulation in models of reference pricing (comparison of prices for drugs in five neighboring countries). Restriction of prices for medicines will act on the purchase of drugs by health agencies for the budget. Model external referencing will be applied for those medicinal products for which the price in Ukraine is higher than the prices in reference countries, for which the sales volume for the year is more than 5 million UAH”, – reported in the Ministry of health.

Earlier, the Ukrainian government approved a plan to combat antimicrobial resistance, in accordance with which access to antibiotics without prescription will be limited.

It was also reported that the programme budget Affordable drugs in 2019 increased by 30%.

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