Health reform takes next step

Health Minister Rudolf Zajac introduced the second pillar of his health care reform, a bill that attacks the massive quantities of drugs that are prescribed by doctors at the bidding of pharmaceutical companies.

If the law is passed, not only will patients have to pay a fixed sum for prescriptions, but drugs makers will not be able to affect this sum by dropping prices.

At the moment, 40 per cent of money from health insurance companies goes to cover the cost of prescribed medicines.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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