Lithuania's Health Care Minister Aurelijus Veryga is attending an informal meeting of health ministers of the Visegrad countries, Croatia, Lithuania and Slovenia on Thursday and Friday, hoping to agree on joint acquisition of medications.
Medicine
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

Central and Eastern European countries are faced with the same problem of high prices for pharmaceutical products, therefore, the participants of the meeting intend to sign a multilateral memorandum on cooperation in fair pricing of medication by setting affordable prices.

Lina Businskaitė-Sriubienė, the Lithuanian minister's spokeswoman, said on Thursday Lithuania expected the planned memorandum to first of all facilitate purchase of expensive patented medication.

"We expect that the countries will be able to open negotiations with the producers next year," she told BNS.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanians have better opinion about EU than other countries – EP survey

Lithuanians have a favorable opinion about the European Union and the country's EU membership. But...

Lithuanian president, EU leaders to discuss stalling Brexit in Brussels

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is on Wednesday leaving for Brussels to meet with other EU...

Brussels preparing for talks with Russia on Baltic power systems

The European Commission is getting ready to start consultations with Russia over the switching of...

MEP Antanas Guoga: Before regulating any new technology first, we need to educate about it

Today, 03th of October, European Parliament voted in favour of the motion for a resolution on...

Agrimin sees gradual increase in direct payments to farmers as realistic

As Lithuania seeks that direct payments to its farmers reach the EU -wide average level after 2020,...