Sevilla (EFE).- The drug auction It will go down in history in Andalusia as soon as possible, as announced by the President of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno, because in this legislature they will reform the Pharmacy Law as soon as possible.
Moreno, who closed the XXII National Pharmaceutical Congress held in Sevillesaid he would eliminate the drug auction by law “in case there is a change of government in the future, to make it a little more difficult, so that we don’t go back”, and has assured that this system, “a tool that has served neither society nor pharmacy”.
He said the reform of the law will be carried out with the participation, participation and proposals of the sector, and advocated reaching agreements between the public and the private sector.
End of validity of the auction
In practice, the auction of medicines is no longer carried out in Andalusia, after the last term of the one that remained in force ended at the end of 2020 because it had been programmed by the previous socialist executive.
Drug auctions were promoted in 2011 by the socialist government, with María Jesús Montero as adviser, and they always had the rejection of the PP and criticism from the sector, which even denounced the shortages, the disparity in the access to medicines or that it went against the unity of the market.
The Andalusian Pharmacy Law stipulated that public calls could be launched to select the drug from the pharmaceutical company whose proposal represented the lowest final cost for the Andalusian health service.
Moreno has always opted for access to medicine based on medical criteria and not savings and denounced the infraction along with the rest of the Spaniards.
The PSOE continued to defend in Parliament the need for auctions as a measure of fairness and efficiency, and estimated savings since 2011 at almost €570 million.
Thank you pharmacists
On the other hand, the head of the Andalusian executive thanked the pharmaceutical sector his work during the most difficult part of the coronavirus pandemic, with a “magnificent, enormous and professional” task.
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