In Ukraine, prices of drugs included into the mandatory range of domestic social drugs were reduced by 18%, chairman of the State Service of Ukraine on Drugs Oleksiy Solovyov told a round table with the participation of government and local pharmacists, the press service of the Cabinet reported.
According to him, the memorandum on understanding was signed between the government and business entities engaged in the production of medicines, wholesale and retail.
Besides, he added that national manufacturers and distributors reduced the prices for medicines included into the national list by 15%. And the prices of drugs were reduced by 8% for medical institutions and health care institutions financed by the budget.
According to him, the government of Ukraine fully complied with its obligations to the participants of pharmaceutical market. "The most positive thing is the decision of the government to ban the drugs importation on the territory of Ukraine without evidence of their effectiveness from January 1, 2013," the head of State Service of Ukraine on Drugs stressed.
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