• Competition Council approves takeover of Regina Maria

    Competition Council approves takeover of Regina Maria The Romanian Competition Council has approved the takeover of Regina Maria, a private healthcare provider, by Mid Europa Partners, a private equity firm. Following the anti-trust clearance, Mid Europa Partners has became the sole owner of the Regina Maria network. Mid Europa Partners announced in August that it would take over… »

  • Increase in NHIF budget expected in 2016

    Increase in NHIF budget expected in 2016 The budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for 2016 will be BGN 3.2bn (€1.6bn), according to a draft approved by the Cabinet on 30 October. The budget must be passed by the National Assembly. If approved, the NHIF budget next year will be BGN 129m (€66m) more than the 2015 budget. »

  • Finding a business partner for a foreign manufacturer of pharmaceuticals

    Finding a business partner for a foreign manufacturer of pharmaceuticals Our client, a leading European manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, asked PMR for support in finding a distributor for the Polish market. The client needed a business partner that would fit their specific criteria, and would be willing to enter into a long-term cooperation. »

  • Customer service quality survey

    Customer service quality survey Customer service in the industry of professional services, and especially in the medical tourism segment, is one of the key elements that can make or break a company’s success. Our client was acutely aware of that, and therefore commissioned PMR to examine the quality of their customer service. The main goal of the project was to gather… »

Expert view

7% of public hospitals in Poland planning to adopt company status in 2016-2018

Monika Stefańczyk
Head Pharmaceutical Analyst, PMR

Approximately 7% of public hospitals in Poland are planning to transform into companies in 2016-2018 or are already in the process of doing so, according to a survey of 237 public hospitals carried out by PMR in the autumn of 2015. Among this group, a large majority are multi-specialty hospitals (70%). Another significant section are psychiatric hospitals (23%). In terms of ownership, they are predominantly district hospitals or (less often) voivodship hospitals,… »

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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.


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.


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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


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

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.


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.