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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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‘Remarkable’ Therapy Beats Terminal Breast Cancer

Judy Perkins

The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer …

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Cancer Medication Recalled from Pharmacy Networks

Taxoter medication has been recalled from Georgian pharmaceutical market. This medication is used against cancer. According to official website of LEPL State Regulation Agency for Medical Activities, the agency has received notification from Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, under which the specific concentrate of the mentioned medication must be recalled from the …

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#Becauseisayso Raising Awareness of Hypertension

In connection with the International Day of Hypertension, the French pharmaceutical company ‘Servier’ organized a press conference in Georgia as part of the global social project “Talk about the Pressure.” Director of the Georgian pharmaceutical company ‘Servier,’ Maia Khetsuriani; the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Georgia, Pascal Meunier; …

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Salaries in Healthcare Sector Range from 50 to 12 000 GEL

Employment Programs Department of Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Protection has conducted a research work and examined the amount of salaries due to fields. The research work has showed that the highest salary was registered in the health sector, where monthly salary ranges from 50 to 12 000 GEL. …

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