Ukraine's govt liberalizes registration of medicines certified abroad – PM

Ukraine's govt liberalizes registration of medicines certified abroad – PMUkraine's Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting on Wednesday decided to liberalize registration of medicines that have been certified in the EU, the United States, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and Australia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on his Facebook page.

"Urgently, by its first decision, the new government has made a step to the introduction of the relaxed registration of medicines in Ukraine. The new decision of the government concerns medicines which have been certified in the United States, EU states, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and Australia. We trust the certification of these countries, and there is no need to pass a long certification in Ukraine," he said.

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He also said that the government has decided to take some measures that would decrease the cost of medicines in Ukraine.

"Among the top priority steps made by the government is to simplify checks of medicines, revise contract limits and ease packaging requirements in order to make them cheaper for Ukrainians. The demonopolization and deregulation of the pharmaceutical market would expand access to high-quality medicines on the Ukrainian market, boost competition, remove corruption and result in the decrease in prices. We will move this way," he said.
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