“I am going to fundamentally review the price list of medicines. We have certainly agreed with the Seimas Committee on Health Affairs that in the first quarter of this year we will sit down and fundamentally change the principles of reviewing the price of medicines. What they will be – I could not say today, but the principle that there will be a real move towards the fact that the doctor must be able to prescribe the drug at his own discretion, and the state can simply reimburse some part of it by interfering with the names of a particular drug. ” A. Dulkys told the portal when asked if he would change the policy of the cheapest medicine emphasized by the former rulers.
Former Minister of Health “peasant” Aurelijus Veryga had initiated a new procedure, when only the cheapest medicine prescribed for the first time is reimbursed.
A.Veryga claimed that such a procedure will help patients save money, promote competition between drug manufacturers and reduce the prices of medicines.
The procedure has been criticized by some representatives of patient organizations and medics. According to them, such a procedure limits the choice of patients, and some of the cheapest drugs do not provide quality and effective treatment.
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