President signed an amendment to the Act on pharmaceutical

Thursday, 27. December 2012, 22:19

Loyalty systems on prescription drugs in pharmacies will be cancelled from next year. However, amendment to the law on pharmaceuticals, signed by President of the Slovak Republic, give pharmacists the opportunity to give up the part of their margin in the form of discounts up to 50% of the surcharge for drugs. According to amended, natural or legal person will receive permission for the provision of pharmaceutical care in only one public pharmacy and only for one division of public pharmacy. In practice, it means the elimination of network of pharmacies. The amendment will enter into force on January 2, 2013.