50% of medicines that take the Ukrainians do not belong to the vital. This UKRINFORM said the Deputy Minister of health Roman Ilyk.
“We know the sad statistics: at least 50% of medicines that take the Ukrainians do not belong to the vital. And this despite the fact that incomes of Ukrainians do not correlate with the prices of drugs. Today, the consumption of medicines, which is in the framework of the program “Accessible medicines” increased by almost 2.5 times. Those drugs, those active substances, which Ukrainians need – they are recommended by the experts, including the who,” said Ilyk.
According to him, the Ministry of health every six months generates a new list of drugs of the program “Affordable medicine” and everyone can apply, each of them is seen.
“Therefore, the amount of drugs the list is growing: there used to be 157, now 198”, he added.
In 2018, the Ministry of health is planning to introduce electronic prescriptions.