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PM believes amendments to law on medicines introduce European procedure for registration of medicines and to provide Ukrainians with vaccines
20.10.2014 | 14:00
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Monday, October 20, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the Government's draft law "On amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Medicines" turnover and state control over quality of medicines imported to the customs territory of Ukraine (№4459a).

During the discussion of the bill in the Parliament, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said that this bill introduces a European procedure for the registration of medicines: "We ask to make a fully European system, and sell European medicines on Ukrainian market without bribery and at a lower price."

"Those who object to the simplification of procedure are those who advocate further bribery for each registration certificate," the Prime Minister underlined.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reported that due to this bill 509,000 people would have access to vaccines against tuberculosis: This vaccine is enough till September and October 2015."

He recalled that the Government had decided to dismiss the Minister of Health "for a complete failure and corruption in the Ministry of Health that didn’t provide with medication and drugs and for prices, which continue rising."

Twenty days after the dismissal of the Health Minister, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in general a total amount of medication and drugs equals UAH 1.7 billion.

The Parliament has also approved the Law "On approving the National Target Social Programme on Combating HIV/AIDS for 2014-2018" (№4384a).

"The adoption of this program allows us to buy medicines for children infected with HIV / AIDS, to immediately start retroviral assistance for these people and get about UAH 1.2 billion from the Global Fund," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.


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