Mercosur countries buy drugs together to lower prices

First purchase will be drugs against hepatitis C and AIDS.
14/09/2015 16h56 - Updated 14/09/2015 17h10
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Is right the possibility of the Mercosur countries together buy strategic remedies. The agreement was signed a few months ago, but it was signed last Friday, 11 of September. It also foresees the creation of a database of drug prices for countries to have greater bargaining power - know the values ​​negotiated with other governments.

The goal is to buy medicines at more affordable prices, they will be obtained in large quantities. This is because the prices charged by manufacturers laboratories arrive to vary up to five times, according to the acquired range.

The first purchase will be drugs to treat hepatitis C and AIDS, and is scheduled for October.

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Are signatories of the agreement: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador and Suriname. Each of these countries have set the priority to purchase drugs.

Mercosur prices database will serve to gather details about the medicines and equipment purchases made by the Ministries of Health of South America. This system will have the latest data as shopping prices, quantitative, Providers, among others. The Brazilian government price database will serve as a model for regional database.

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