News

  • PMR research: Public hospitals would like to see contracting criteria with NFZ changed

    PMR research: Public hospitals would like to see contracting criteria with NFZ changed According to a survey carried out by the research division of PMR among the respondents working for public hospitals, changes within the scope of service contracting criteria applied by the National Health Fund (NFZ) would be most favourable for hospital operation. Most frequently the respondents refer to elimination of limits e.g. for urgent… »

  • Expert group to be created to launch medical reform in Ukraine

    Expert group to be created to launch medical reform in Ukraine The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has announced an open competition for the recruitment of Ukrainian and other experts to establish an expert group for the development and launch of the National Health Strategy for Ukraine for 2015-2025. The medical reform project for Ukraine is to start in 2015. The World Bank and World Health Organisation are to… »

  • Identifying business partners on the Russian market of medical devices

    Identifying business partners on the Russian market of medical devices A leading European manufacturer of medical devices asked PMR to assist them in finding a distributor for the Russian market. The client wished to attract a business partner who met their specific criteria and to begin a long-term cooperation. »

  • Market research of the biologic and biosimilar drug segment in Poland

    Market research of the biologic and biosimilar drug segment in Poland For the purposes of a follow-up to the report "Biologic and biosimilar drug market in Poland", PMR's research department conducted research among management of companies dealing with biologic and biosimilar drugs in Poland. The project focused on assessing the situation and trends present in this specialised market. PMR… »

Expert view

Ministry granted significant discretion when reimbursing directly imported drugs

Tomasz Pietrzykowski
Legal Counsel at SPCG law firm


The procedure for direct imports was created in such a way that the health minister issues two separate decisions − confirming the admissibility of imports of indicated drug doses not authorised for marketing in Poland (for the needs of a particular patient); and a separate decision, which may be issued later pertaining to the approval or refusal of the reimbursement of such a drug. In the latter case, the minister has a… »

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Pharmaceuticals

Compare market conditions and outlooks for the pharmaceutical sector across Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Gain insight into vital pharmaceutical industry information in this industry-focused portal:

  • market overview
  • recent market events
  • trends and forecasts
  • main market players, including key distributors
  • OTC and Rx drugs
  • generic and innovative drugs
  • reimbursement of medicines
  • wholesale and retail distribution, including pharmacy channel, non-pharmacy channel, the internet, and parallel market.

Healthcare

Acquire in-depth private and public healthcare market understanding thanks to access to critical reviews of recent news, analyses and forecasts, all of which are regularly prepared by PMR’s experts.

Browse through a wide range of topics covered for the private and public healthcare sector:

  • industry state and recent developments
  • reliable prognosis and trends
  • clinical trials
  • medical devices
  • health insurance
  • morbidity
  • public healthcare providers
  • private healthcare: hospitals, medical companies, medical subscriptions, main healthcare companies and others.

Medical devices

Study the most recent industry events in the medical devices market and familiarise yourself with the activities of companies in Poland, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania.

Examine news, analyses and market reports about the medical devices market in Central and Eastern Europe. Learn about:

  • current state of industry
  • market development
  • competitive environment
  • import and expert of medical devices categories (medical equipment, orthopaedic/prosthetic goods, X-ray apparatus, medical furniture, therapy apparatus)

Regulations and law

Review the legal frameworks governing the markets for pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical devices in Central and Eastern Europe. Stay current on recent changes and their impact on company strategies and operations.

The pharma, healthcare and medical devices markets are heavily dependent on legislation and regulations regarding the patenting, testing and safety of medicine. This is also true for the marketing of drugs. To support our readers in monitoring the industry’s legal environment, the most important regulatory changes are described by PMR experts in this part of the portal.

Bulgaria

Learn more about the current situation and forecasts on the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets in Bulgaria. Examine analysis, prognosis, news and data for this industry. »

The Czech Republic

Choose from all available market information on pharma and healthcare in the Czech Republic. Let PMR’s market intelligence support you in conducting business in this industry. »

Hungary

Find in-depth information on the Hungarian pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. Discover the broad variety of business news and analysis in this market intelligence portal. »

Poland

Search through the wealth of information on Polish healthcare and pharma, e.g., different types of medicines, clinical trials, private healthcare, public hospitals, medical devices. »

Romania

Discover the latest market intelligence for Romania in the area of the pharma and healthcare industries. Gain knowledge about important events and the latest forecasts. »

Russia

Read more about the pharma and healthcare sectors in Russia – not only generic, innovative, OTC and Rx drugs, but the pharma distribution and healthcare segment as well. »

Slovakia

Make effective decisions based on PMR’s reliable estimates, up-to-date market news, detailed analyses, and data for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets in Slovakia. »

Ukraine

Discover up-to-date market information on the Ukrainian pharmaceutical and healthcare industries: business news, data, analysis, forecasts and market expert commentaries. »

Events

We present various scheduled pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical events that include interesting industry conferences as well as important sector trades and fairs. Are you interested in promoting an event? Contact us at marketing@pmrcorporate.com.

The industry events that we recommend mostly take place in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In covering the countries in these regions on which we focus (Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and others), we simultaneously monitor worldwide events that may be of interest of our readers.

On this portal you can find upcoming meetings, summits, congresses and fairs from the pharma and healthcare industry, together with the necessary information:

  • dates, locations and contact details
  • description of the event and its schedule
  • special offers or discounts for PMR clients.

Because information regarding the presented events is provided by event organizers, PMR accepts no responsibility with regard to information accuracy or relevance.

Glossary

In the pharmaceutical and healthcare glossary prepared by PMR experts, we present definitions of the most popular and important terminology used in these sectors. The glossary also provides explanations for commonly used acronyms in the industry.

At PMR, we make sure that our readers receive everything necessary to effectively run a business in the pharmaceutical industry and in the healthcare sector. Having a clear understanding of specific pharma, healthcare and medical terms is crucial, especially when starting in a new enterprise or industry.

  • What are the meanings of these abbreviations: API, SPC, and GLP?
  • What is the difference between a generic drug and innovative drug?
  • What are GMP rules and what are they used for?

Doing business on the pharmaceutical market in the CEE and CIS regions is much easier when working with information provided by PMR. This information not only comes in the form of news, analysis and reports, but also presented in the format of a glossary of pharma and healthcare terms.