Rada failed bill on cheaper medicines in Ukraine

Рада провалила законопроект по удешевлению лекарств в Украине

After the failed vote, the speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy announced the rejection of the bill, whose adoption could help to reduce the cost of medicines.

The Verkhovna Rada rejected the draft law No. 7538 on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on improvement of legal protection of inventions and utility models, the adoption of which could help to reduce the cost of medicines. On Tuesday, September 4, reports RBC-Ukraine.

It is noted that in the session hall did not have the necessary number of votes for adoption of the draft as a basis, the direction for the repeated first reading in the Committee and return to the subject of law of legislative initiative, that is, the Cabinet.

After the failed vote, the speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy announced the rejection of the project.

“Unfortunately, not enough votes, the draft law No. 7538 rejected”, – stated the head of BP.

It was expected that the bill would improve patent laws to protect innovations in the field of production of medicines.

As explained by the acting Minister of health Suprun in your Facebook, imperfectly spelled patent law gives an opportunity for unscrupulous drug manufacturers “to make the lives of patients.” She stressed that the draft law, the government has developed for implementation in Ukraine of more civilized principles of the granting of patents and protection of truly innovative developments.

The project was planned to expand the list of technologies, which are not subject to legal protection; to provide for the filing of applications in electronic form; to grant the right to any person to apply to the institution of the expertise the reasoned objection to an application within six months from the date of publication of patent application; to clarify the procedure for granting supplementary protection rights for inventions.

In addition, expanding the list of rights and obligations of the subjects of rights to inventions (utility models) and for the possibility of the recognition of rights to invention and utility model invalid in administrative proceedings (post-grant opposition).

We will remind, earlier the Ministry of health called the list of free medicines for Ukrainians.

It was also reported that Ukraine has banned dozens of Russian medicines.

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