Spain’s Market Access – update Sep16

Spain’s Market Access – update Sep16

POLICY Private health expenditure increases 23%: After cuts in public spending, private expenditure has increased by 23%. Read more. Hospital expenditure is reduced by -3.1% in July. For the 7th month in a row, hospital expenditure is reduced. Read more. …while prescription drug expenditure is further increased by 10%: Interanual drug expenditure has expanded +10% according to data from MoH. Read more.   DRUGS MOH: diagnostic drugs ‘can and should go’ to hospital pharmacy. In a recent meeting at Universidad de Santander (UIMP), an officer from MoH declared that they are hoping to shift diagnostic drugs to hospital pharmacy, as this may induce further savings. Read more. Services in Community pharmacies being expanded. Progressive implementation of remunerated tests in community pharmacies, as part of public health programmes. Services are being paid by public insurers. Read more.   INDUSTRY Farmaindustria presented a programme for professionals and patients to improve adherence. They have been preparing with patients and specialists on solutions to improve patients adherence, a major concern for clinicians and payers. Read more Biosimilars Manufacturers request a comprehensive legislative package. After some years in the market, the Industry is demanding a clear regulation. Read more Andalucia’s tendering attracts 16 manufacturers. After their 9th tender for generic drugs, 16 manufacturers applied for the general tender organised by the Region. Read more Seven businesses closing down per day in the last 4 months. Impressive figures on industrial shutdown in the last months. Read more...