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Ukraine Lifts Medical Device Price Controls, Updates Drug Rules

March 18, 2019, 7:58 PM

Foreign and local producers of medical products should prepare for new Ukraine regulations lifting price control rules for medical devices, mandating electronic prescribing in the country’s subsidized-drug program for poor people, and adopting a national blueprint to deal with antibiotic resistance.

Looser Reins on Device Prices

Ukraine moved to deregulate its medical device market, under Decree 184, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers March 6 and made public March 14. Decree 184 will cancel the price ceiling applicable to medical devices originally instituted in 2008. As a result, retail prices of medical devices will no longer be regulated by...

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