To the attention of interested persons
A working meeting has taken place today at the site of the National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (NAMMD), with the participation of Sorina Pintea, Octavian Alexandrescu, Secretary of State within the Ministry of Health, Dr. Alexandru Velicu, NAMMD President, representatives of wholesale distributors of immunoglobulins and CN Unifarm SA, representatives of the NAMMD.
The Meeting’s theme was the crisis generated by the discontinuity in supply of the pharmaceutical market with immunoglobulins, medicinal products addressing the primary immunodeficiency disease, considering that manufacturers have benefitted from exemption from the clawback tax for two years.
The Minister of Health, Mrs. Sorina Pintea, has demanded accurate information about these medicinal products, as regards the possibility of ensuring the supply of immunoglobulins, in the coming period and hereinafter, in 2018.
Considering the extension of this crisis situation, MH representatives have announced the scheduling in February of a meeting with immunoglobulin manufacturers, who represent the first link in the supply chain of patients with such products.
According to the discussions, a certain amount of three types of immunoglobulins (IG Vena, Intratect and Gammanorm) is about to be marketed during the 1st quarter of 2018, with the possibility of ongoing supplementation.