News

  • Senate backs free meds for seniors

    Senate backs free meds for seniors The Senate on 20 April approved, without changes, legislation introducing free medications for all persons aged 75 years and over, regardless of their economic status. The list of medicinal products, foods for particular nutritional uses and medical devices available to seniors for free will be published by the Ministry of Health as a… »

  • Slovak Health Minister eyes 2017 full launch of DRG system

    Slovak Health Minister eyes 2017 full launch of DRG system New Slovak Health Minister Tomas Drucker expects the Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) system will become fully functional in Slovakia in 2017, news agency SITA reported. At the beginning of the year, Slovakia launched the live, pre-launch testing of the DRG system, aimed to give hospitals the opportunity and time to align their reporting and… »

  • Laboratory diagnostic equipment in Poland: market research and analysis

    Laboratory diagnostic equipment in Poland: market research and analysis Our client – an international player in the market of cutting edge laboratory diagnostic equipment – commissioned PMR to conduct a market analysis of the laboratory testing segment in Poland. The project’s aim was to conduct an in-depth market segmentation of specialist diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private… »

  • Study among physicians on mobile applications as a form of gaining specialist knowledge

    Study among physicians on mobile applications as a form of gaining specialist knowledge One of our regular clients asked PMR to conduct a quantitative study among doctors of different specializations. The project’s main objective was to know the opinions of Polish doctors on mobile applications and preferred forms of gaining specialist knowledge. »

Expert view

PMR Insight: Will lower flu vaccination rate boost OTC market growth in Slovakia?

Monika Stefańczyk
Head Pharmaceutical Analyst, PMR

The number of people undergoing yearly flu vaccinations have been falling in Slovakia. It reached 4.6% of the entire population during the last flu season, compared with a 30% level recommended by the World Health Organisation and 11% level in 2003/2004 in the country. In general, there has been a strong recent trend toward refraining from vaccination in Slovakia (and in other countries). For example in 2015 Slovakia saw a total of 623 complete refusals and 1,131… »

Analyses & forecasts

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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 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.