The Ministry of Social Affairs should have done a better job at preparing the pharmacy reform, Estonia's Auditor General Janar Holm said, according to daily Postimees.
The daily reported that the pharmacy reform partially stemmed from a 2012 audit of the National Audit Office, which concluded that medicinal products in Estonian pharmacies are sold at higher prices than in many other countries and patients' own contribution when buying pharmaceuticals is among the highest in Europe. The audit cited insufficient competition between wholesalers of medicinal products ...
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