Sofia 4 September 2012.
Bulgarian parliament passed Tuesday the amendments to the Medical Products in Human Medicine Act.
The draft bill for amendments and supplements to the act, filed by the Council of Ministers, was adopted with 91 votes â€œforâ€, 2 votes â€œagainstâ€ and 18 abstentions.
The amendments proposed by MP Vanyo Sharkov with the Blue coalition and a group of MPs, were turned down.
Before the draft bill was voted on, Bulgarian Minister of Health, Desislava Atanasova said that the governmentâ€™s motives for amendments to the draft bill concern the medical safety rules.
â€œThese amendments require serious change, which concern the fake medical products. I hope that the amendments will be backed by all parliamentary groups, because they involve the safety of all Bulgarian patients. â€œ
In her words, the establishment of a national council on prices and reimbursement aims at establishing a central body, which should monitor, register and update the prices of the medical products and compare them to those in the rest of the EU countries.
â€œOnly in a week we have drastic decrease of 5% to 75% of 74 new medical products,â€ stated the minister.
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