The bill on distance selling of medicines supposed to promote the rapid development of logistics chains, quick and safe delivery of the medicines optimisation pharmacy inventory costs resulting in lower consumer prices. This opinion was expressed by the head of Department of reform of medical assistance of the Department of reforms and development of medical aid of Ministry of health of Ukraine Konstantin Inflated, commenting on the prospects for distance selling of medicines, considerations of use or danger to the citizens of the new version of the Law “On medicines”, the work which is being finalized in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
“The fact that the logistics of medicines should and will evolve, no doubt. Especially given the cost of storage. Once I had to deal with the planning of pharmaceutical business. I saw the situation on zatvaranju pharmacies. In the end we managed to get on the trade regime with the wheels, when the stock was 1-2 days max. It turned out to be very beneficial both for pharmacies and for consumers, since it managed to reduce selling prices and increase the profitability of the business”, — says Inflated.
The representative of the Ministry of health States that huge pharmaceutical areas entails large financial costs that result from automatically are placed in the consumer prices of medicines. To start a problem of increasing the availability of drugs on what focused the attention of lawmakers and government the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, aims a bill regulating the rules of distance selling and mail delivery of medications. It will be beneficial to all: manufacturers, pharmacy chains and final consumer.
“Given the fact that drugs are a socially significant category of goods, public health policy should be aimed at optimizing health-care costs, about what the President said Zelensky. That is, removing the wasteful expenditure in the cost of drugs, you can increase the availability of medicines. So the idea for legislative regulation of the market for distance selling of medicines is very timely. Now it is very important competent technical implementation of this legislative initiative”, — concluded Konstantin Inflated.
As previously reported, on March 23, 2020, in the extraordinary session, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the decision on the temporary permit licensees to conduct business at remote sale and mail delivery of medicines and related medical products for the duration of the quarantine. The draft law “On medicinal products” is intended to legislate the practice of online Commerce and targeted delivery of medicines in podkarantinnoy period.