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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.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don´t forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.