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Health Care Reform Policy
Alison Dean | alisondean

Avoid supply bottlenecks

Nov 22nd 2013 at 4:31 AM

For the pharmacist, the decision of the AG means diminishing returns in all preparations with refund amount because the negotiated prices are substantially longer under manufacturer's list prices.

Avoid supply bottlenecks - Looking at the discount agreements CDU and the SPD expected to make arrangements to avoid supply shortages of health insurance and pharmaceutical companies in the contract. Read More Articles about Health and fitness: This should be done in particular for vaccines. In addition, the Federal Joint Committee (JCC) is mandated a no substitution list to create (see also page 10). You shall bring forth medicines that should not in principle be exchanged under discount agreements. Supposed to pharmacists and health insurers agree to such a statement. However, they have been trying for months to reach an agreement - so far without success.

In addition, to be better coordinated in pharmacies in future emergency services. Since the outpatient emergency care outside the general office hours of practicing doctors increasingly concentrating on hospitals, was "an adaptation of the legal framework and the corresponding payment required," says the decision paper. Physicians' associations and clinics should continue to cooperate better with each other to ensure emergency care. "In such a co-operation of the emergency pharmacies to be included," say the health politicians.

In early November, the Working Group had announced as planned from 16 manufacturers to reduce discount prescription drugs from 2014 to 6 per cent, but only reduce it to 7 percent.

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