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Drug prices to go up with flat-rate VAT

The price of drugs in Slovakia will increase after the cabinet's plans to unify VAT at 19 percent come into effect.

VAT on medicine and other health-care products is currently set at 14 percent, up from 10 percent last year.

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

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