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Memorandum of Cooperation and Partnership

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• March 16, 2017
Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Dr. Ilko Semerdzhiev, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM) Zoya Paunova and director of ARPharM Deyan Denev have signed a memorandum of cooperation and partnership.
Ministry of Health and the ARPharM will cooperate to ensure access to high quality and effective medicines for Bulgarian citizens. The document provides for the implementation of control and joint inspections by the BDA, National Health Insurance Fund, the National Revenue Agency and the Customs Agency. There will be checked persons trading with medicines in the country and through its borders. It will be monitored the availability of marketing authorizations for medicinal products with compliance to the good distribution practice and the rules for prescribing and selling drugs.

The agreement provides for measures to be taken for better interaction between the holders of authorizations for medicinal products and distributors. Will act together to address drug shortages and the threat of a shortage of medicine as a result of exports will be eliminated through the development of legislative measures.
Ministry and ARPharM will hold regular meetings in search of solutions to current problems in ensuring access to medicines.

The Memorandum of Cooperation and Partnership is available here: