The next level upgrade of the Bulgarian reimbursement system

The next level upgrade of the Bulgarian reimbursement system

2015 was the year marked by the Bulgarian government’s upgrade of the pricing and reimbursement system by introducing changes in the Law on the Medicinal Products in Human Medicine, the Law on Health Insurance and in several regulations. Some of the main highlights are presented below. Introducing Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Prior to December 2015 […]

Regulating the OTC pricing?

Regulating the OTC pricing?

After the amendments made to the Bulgarian regulation on pricing and reimbursement in December 2014, it is now hard to say if the government is regulating or registering OTC prices in Bulgaria. According to the Bulgarian Law on Medicinal Products in Human Medicine (the Drug Law), the competent governmental body – the National Council on […]

Bulgaria: Medicinal Products Pricing Calculator

Bulgaria: Medicinal Products Pricing Calculator

  The prices of RX medicinal products are regulated by the National Council on Pricing and Reimbursement in Bulgaria. Before placing any RX medicinal product (whether reimbursed or non-reimbursed) on the Bulgarian market the concerned marketing authorisation holders (MAH) have to initiate administrative procedure for price approval and publishing in the public registers. The procedure […]

Before and After: The New Council on Pricing & Reimbursement in Bulgaria

Before and After: The New Council on Pricing & Reimbursement in Bulgaria

  A new Pricing & Reimbursement Regulation came into force in the beginning of May in Bulgaria. It continues the line of amendments in the national legal framework started at the end of 2012. The amendments came as a result of the heavy pressure to lower the prices of the medicinal products. Following the extreme […]