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  • PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News 346 - 19 Jan 2002

    Hungarian hospitals facing drugstop-supply

    The supply of drugs to the majority of Hungarys 160hospitals may be stopped shortly unless the governmentcan commit more funds to pay hospital expenses,according to the BMJ.

    The threat comes from the countrys majorpharmaceutical wholesalers. A PharmaceuticalWholesalers Association report estimates that morethan Ft3 billion* ($US10.7 million) is owed by as manyas 120 hospitals. The association is calling for urgentaction from the government to change the currentsystem of hospital financing. However, the HealthMinistry has suggested that it may be forced to look toother countries such as India for the much-neededdrugs.* Hungarian forints

    Hungarian drug firms threaten to cut supplies to hospitals. BMJ 324: 70, 12 Jan2002 800876891

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    PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News 19 Jan 2002 No. 3461173-5503/10/0346-0001/$14.95 Adis 2010 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved