Crown Agents by late Nov to supply 19 drugs approved by Health Ministry late Sept
Britain's Crown Agents plans by late November to supply pharmaceuticals approved by the commission of Ukraine's Health Ministry late September.
"Some items were approved by the Health Ministry 10 days ago. These are 16 items from the program for adults and three items from the program for children. Now Crown Agents is making all possible to organize the delivery of these pharmaceuticals by late November," Crown Agents told Interfax-Ukraine.
In addition, Crown Agents said that the Health Ministry twice rejected its proposals to buy item 72 – Cefepimum, vials, bottles, syringe, 1,000 mg.
"Two tenders were held for this item, but the Health Ministry rejected all the bids and annulled the request," the company said.
Crown Agents said that the company bought 311 out of 314 items to trade adults and children with cancer and oncohaematological patients.
The company said that pharmaceuticals and reagents bought for cancer programs have short expiration term – from 12 to 15 months. They are not available for general sales.
"The longer the period of approving the final decisions by working groups [of the Health Ministry] the longer term of supply is," Crown Agents said.
The company said that another important factor influencing the period of delivery is registration of pharmaceuticals in Ukraine and availability of alternative registered medicines and medical devices.