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"The e-prescription will come into force by the end of October. I can't say a specific date, it's a little delayed," Health Minister adviser Arkadi Sharkov said on BTV's "Face to Face."
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"By the end of the year, 1.3m euros are expected. COVID-19 vaccines to come to Bulgaria. This is the updated vaccine that is given once. They were paid last year. About 370,<> are expected in early October. flu vaccines. They are stated by the general practitioners," he added.
Sharkov was adamant that there is no longer a quarantine for coronavirus patients.
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Sharkov also commented on why life-sustaining drugs disappeared.
"On the one hand, we have two wars – in Ukraine and the trade war between the US and China. This in one form or another changes all supply lines around the world. As a result of inflation, the prices of precursors, of the different types of products that are used in the production of this type of drugs, are rising. There is also a lack of aluminum for tinfoil, glass for ampoules. This also slows down the production of medicinal products. There are many drug deficiencies in the U.S., as well as across Europe," he added.
"The Ministry of Health has developed an amendment and supplement law on medicinal products that will partially solve part of the re-export problem," Sharkov explained.
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