15:18 23.10.2014

Tigipko tells about ways to lower medicine prices

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Tigipko tells about ways to lower medicine prices

The government should seek the ways to reduce medicine prices, leader of the Strong Ukraine Party Sergiy Tigipko has said.

"The rise in prices and the decline in income, namely wages and pensions, did medicines unaffordable for many citizens of Ukraine. The price of imported drugs rose by 70%, domestic - by 30%, but the government has done nothing to support pensioners and the chronically ill, who cannot do without drugs," Tigipko said during a visit to Interchem pharmaceutical company in Odesa.

Tigipko said one of the ways to reduce prices for medical services and drugs is to implement health insurance, which will allow to concentrate a significant part of the medicine market in the hands of insurance companies or health insurance companies.

"It is clear that it's high time in such difficult time to do the most radical reforms - they give us the options of way out," Tigipko said.

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