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Price of Medications for Second-Type Diabetes Halves

Starting August 13 the program for provision of medications for chronic illness has been expanded, the Health Ministry officials told BM.GE. Objective of the program expansion is to reduce the price of medications for chronic illness twice and more for pensioners and PWDs. “The program for provision of medications was …

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Profits Margin at Some Pharmaceutical Companies Makes up 1000%

“Some pharmaceutical companies have set 1000% profits margin”, Akaki Zoidze, head of the parliament’s health committee told Business Course TV program. If the government imposes certain direct regulations on a certain category of medications, this will not ruin our business sector, Zoidze said.  “If their profits margin shrink to 100%, …

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Big Achievements of Doctors TV Show

It’s been almost 4 years since the medical TV talk-show The Doctors has appeared on Georgian television. Launched by Rustavi 2, the famous broadcasting company and later aired by another major TV channel, IMEDI, the show is still the most favorite medical program in Georgia. Lika Kharebashvili, producer of The …

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AFBA: Changes to the Law on Tobacco is Essential

“Young Financiers and Businessmen Association – Afbaa” welcomes the discussion of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, which will make amendments to the “Law on Tobacco”. It’s about the law on the legislative proposal presented by law firm “LPA Law Firm”s partner Levan Nikoladze, “On Changes to …

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Ministry of Healthcare Prevents Doctors to Prescribe Excessive Medicines

The Ministry of Healthcare conducts the mechanism for the prevention of prescribing excessive amount of medicines. With the new instrument, citizens will be able to check prescription in case doctor ordered 5 or more medicines. Mechanism will launch from July 16. Doctor’s prescription will be checked according to criteria set …

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Only 15% of Population Use Private Medical Insurance Service

Only 15% of population use private medical insurance. According to the information published by Insurance Supervision Service, in the first quarter of 2018, a total of 554 070 citizens owned insurance policy, up 14 885 policies year on year. In whole, the insurance companies attracted about 90 million GEL in …

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Policy Recommendations to Modernize Georgia’s Research and Innovation System

On 14 June, a panel of high-level independent experts, supported by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, presented key policy recommendations to help improve the effectiveness of the research and innovation system in Georgia. These recommendations were discussed with key representatives of Georgian research and innovation …

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EU Monitoring Mission Hosts two Medical Security Courses in Tbilisi

In early June, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia hosted two courses on medical security for safety and security personnel of civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions. 34 participants from several EU CSDP missions took part in the courses. The course, which had been organised by the EUMM …

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The Cost of Medications is Still Rising

According to the “Population Welfare Survey”, the costs of medical care and medicines have been rapidly risen for some households. This expenditure amounted to more than 10% of total expenditure for 34.2% of households, which is higher than the 2015 figure (29.8%). In addition, 26.5% of households have a share …

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