Ukraine does not intend to abandon the licensing of imported drugs, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, ForUm correspondent reports.

The Prime Minister stressed that establishing order in the pharmaceutical market remains a priority issue in Ukraine. He recalled that the law on licensing of imported drugs provides for issuance a license simply at the importer's application for the first six months.

“Speculations around the possible deficit of medicines and stopping of the medicaments' supply should be regarded as sabotage. These are baseless speculations, which are also immoral with regard to the troubled patients," the Prime Minister said.

Azarov said that licensing is valid in many countries.

"Try to bring unlicensed medicines on the market within the EU, for example from Germany to Hungary. You will not be allowed to. We put forward one requirement - our country should import drugs, which are actually used in clinical practice for a price comparable with neighboring countries," he said.

The Prime Minister instructed vice Prime Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko to find out "who is personally responsible for implementing the law," and added that he would keep the matter under personal control.


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