Georgian Healthcare Minister declares war against ‘pharmacy drug addiction’
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 30 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Amendments to the law 'On Drugs and Pharmaceutical Activities' will be a powerful tool in the fight against the so-called 'pharmacy drug addiction', Georgian Healthcare Minister David Sergeenko told journalists after a meting of the government.
According to him, this is a concretization of the target delivery of drugs by doctor's prescription.
Sergeenko noted that the drugs are sold in the pharmacy network on three groups.
"The first group - a tightly controlled group of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, the second - drugs that can cause harm to the patient with the sale without a prescription, and the third - the drug in the free market, for example, vitamins, and simple analgesics. Here the matter rests in the fact that the fourth group was not regulated at all, and there was a record that there should be a recipe, but it was allowed to sell the medicine if someone came without a prescription. This created the so-called 'pharmacy drug addiction' when strong drugs that are not included in the first group were sold without a prescription. The amendments touch upon this fourth group," Minister said.