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Understanding Generic Drugs: Experts Don’t See any Danger

Generic Drugs

A generic drug is identical–or bioequivalent–to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. The vast majority of prescription drugs sold in the U.S. – 86 percent –are generic and the recalls keep coming. As for the Georgia, 70 percent …

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International Advisory Group Assesses C Hepatitis Elimination Program

 Today in the frames of C hepatitis elimination program, meeting of international advisers has been held. International partners will support and will carry out consultations, for implementing the long-term strategies, in monitoring, preventing and controlling systems. International Advisory Group, whose members are heads of US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory and …

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Generics Have the Same Quality As Brand Drugs

Gigi Tsereteli

Due to increasing prices of drugs, the Ministry of healthcare announced introduction of Generic drugs on Georgia’s pharmaceutical market. Member of healthcare committee of Georgian parliament Gigi Tsereteli made comments in this regard: “When new drug is created, it has specific patent expiration date, in which additional production and licensing …

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Austrian Company Wants to Take Over Management of Three Georgian Hospitals

Austrian company may become manager of three major Georgian hospitals located in Tbilisi.   This company showed the most interest and has presented documentation on-time, for announced tender concerning management and operation of Tbilisi Republican Hospital, Cancer Center and Children’s Infectious Diseases Hospital management. On tender, three companies from Georgia, Canada …

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Generics Function the Same Way as Brand Drugs Do

Generic Drugs

Recently the Ministry of Health announced its intentions to introduce generic drugs on the Georgian market. According to the Ministry, this step will regulate the existing prices of drugs in the country. In pharmacology, the original brand drug is an innovative synthesized formula, the creation of which requires at least 10-12 years …

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Georgia Healthcare Group Announces IPO Price Range


Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC’s healthcare subsidiary Georgia Healthcare Group PLC announced the expected price range of its upcoming initial public offering, giving it an expected market capitalisation of between USD397 million and USD535 million. Georgia Healthcare gave a price range of between 215 pence and 315 pence for its …

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Free Hepatitis C Program Cures Georgian Prisoners of Deadly Disease

c hepatitis eliminatiojn program Georgia

Ninety percent of prisoners undergoing the free Hepatitis C program in Georgian jails have been cured of the disease. Georgia’s Minister of Corrections Kakha Kakhishvili  announced yesterday the positive results of the Government-funded initiative that aimed to fully eliminate the virus from Georgian prisons. Kakhishvili said more than 10,000 inmates …

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Implementation of Quality Control of Drugs is Georgia’s Obligation To EU

Valeri Kvaratskelia

The Ministry of health is starting implementing new standards for quality control of drugs. The Minister David Sergeenko considers that expanding Generic segment is a prerequisite for encouraging local production. Georgia has signed Association Agreement with the European Union in 2014. This agreement foresees adoption of new regulations, With particular focus on medicinal …

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Take A Breath With Hope – Georgia Marks Week of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

diopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Georgia together with the whole world marks a week of IPF, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a special press conference was organized by IPF patient union and Georgia’s respiratory association and foundation of Genetic and rare diseases  at Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel. IPF is a very rare and  irreversible disease, that has higher mortality rate than …

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Georgia Did it – Sergeenko Presents Three Years of Healthcare Reforms

David Sergeenko

Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia presented three years of reforms in health care to public. Sergeenko accentuated Hepatitis C elimination program as the main achievement of country’s healthcare sector. “It is important that in the frames of this program 3100 patients are undergoing treatment,” Minister noted. Minister also presented …

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Jean-Elie Malkin: “We Will Give the Minister Full Support as Global Alliance”

Jean-Elie Malkin- primary health

Jean-Elie Malkin, president of the Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact, reinstated his support to Georgia’s healthcare. Dr. Malkin gave a brief update prior to the three-year report that will be presented by Georgia’s Minister of Health, David Sergeenko, and acknowledged the Minister’s commitment to healthcare and ensured that improvements …

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