Uzbekistan to create agency to develop pharma industry
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyev has signed a decree on liquidation of the State Joint Stock Concern "Uzfarmsanoat", further ordering to create Agency for Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry under the Health Ministry.
The document stipulates implementation of a set of measures aimed at improving the pricing mechanisms for these products, streamlining the activities of pharmaceutical companies.
The Agency is entrusted with developing and implementing a strategy for the sustainable development of the pharmaceutical industry, including through the introduction of public-private partnerships, coordination of the activities of pharmaceutical enterprises and organizations, the provision of programs for providing the population and public health institutions with medicines, medical products and medical equipment.
Furthermore, the Agency will carry out state registration and certification of medicines, medical products and medical equipment, including those imported from abroad, as well as certification of pharmaceutical companies for compliance with international rules.
The State Center for Expertise and Standardization of Medicines, Medical Devices and Medical Equipment of the Health Ministry, Uzbek Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Tashkent Scientific Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, and the Research Institute for Oriental Medicine were transferred to the Agency.
Moreover, the state enterprise "Uzmedexport" of the Health Ministry has been renamed into the State authority "Uzmedimpex", which is also transferred to the agency. It will operate as a single supplier of socially important medicines and medical products upon the order of the Health Ministry, and as an agency for their storage, processing and delivery.
It is planned to create a single logistics center for the import of medicines, medical devices and medical equipment.
Until December 1, 2018, a network of social pharmacies is planned to be opened on the basis of public health institutions (district (city) medical associations, rural family clinics, rural medical stations).