In addition to insulins and analogs, the order prohibits the export of other blood sugar-lowering drugs, as well as antibiotics intended for systemic use in childhood.
In view of the frequent reports of the lack of medicines in the pharmacy network, the Ministry of Health requested a report from “Information Service” JSC about the prescribed and dispensed medicinal products with an electronic prescription.
The data are extremely alarming, showing a significant lag in the number of dispensed medicinal products compared to those prescribed. For some of them, the implementation is 0%, 24% and 42%. The average compliance rate for electronic prescriptions is 59%.
The main purpose of this order is to ensure the needs of Bulgarian patients and overcome the lack or shortage of vital medicinal products. The period of validity of the ban, as well as the specific medicinal products, are determined in strict compliance with the principle of proportionality, in order to protect the health of the population and in compliance with the prohibition of arbitrary discrimination or covered restriction of trade between the member states of the European Union.
In addition and in connection with the many inquiries regarding e-prescription, we inform you that Minister Hinkov will initiate a joint meeting between the Bulgarian Medical Union, the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union, as well as other interested organizations. The purpose of the meeting will be, within a constructive dialogue, to look for mechanisms to overcome the differences of the parties involved in the process and to seek a consensus in favor of the patient.