Health minister makes some drugs cheaper to patients


The minister of health, Dana Jurásková, has widened price regulation on medicines sold in the Czech Republic, meaning patients pay less for certain drugs. She said on a TV debate programme on Sunday that costs for both patients and insurers would fall by about 5 percent after 12 types of medicines became the subject of price regulation. Minister Jurásková also said that by April 1 the body which controls medicines in the Czech Republic would deliver a decision on price revisions that would affect thousands of drugs. She said the measures had been taken after it emerged that many patients had had to pay more for medicines from the start of the year.