Policy Progress: Stakeholders Agreed on Elimination of 10% Sale Margin for Medical Devices Procured by the State Budget Costs

As a result of the meeting of the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and business community, it was decided to cancel the 10% sale margin for medical devices procured by the state budget costs.

Chamber Healthcare Committee experts fully support this decision, as elimination of such restriction will bring national legislation closer to the European one and reduce regulatory pressure in price regulation of medical devices.

We hope that the Ministry of Health of Ukraine will initiate the respective amendments to Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated October 17, 2008 #955 "On Measures for Stabilization of Prices for Medicines and Medical Products" in the nearest future.