News for the pharmaceutical & healthcare markets

  • Hebe enters Bielsko-Biala

    …in the Slaskie voivodship by opening a store at Gemini Park, a 21,000 m2 shopping mall in Bielsko-Biala, a city of about 175,000 inhabitants in the province’s southern part. It is Hebe’s first location in this market. It features a Dermopharm section but not a regular pharmacy. »

  • VZP’s autistic care spending on the rise

    Czech largest public health insurance provider Vseobecna Zdravotni Pojistovna (VZP) spent over CZK 114m (€4.2m) in 2013 on providing medical care to patients with autistic disorders, up by 21.7% in comparison to 2011 and by 7.2% year on year. The number of autistic patients who need medical… »

  • AMG Finanse announces three new hospital clients

    …of hospitals in Rawa Mazowiecka (Lodzkie voivodship) and Ryki (Lubelskie), as part of a long-term strategy to become a major operator of district and voivodship hospitals. By the end of 2015 the group wants to have a hospital under operation in each of the country’s 16 voivodships. »

  • Reimbursement spending up 4% after February

    In the first two months of 2014 the National Health Fund (NFZ) spent a total of PLN 1.56bn (€374m) on drug reimbursement, which constitutes an increase of 4% compared with a year earlier, and represents 14.29% of the Fund’s projected reimbursement expenditures in 2014 as a whole,… »

  • New compulsory vaccination for children

    The government ordinance that came into force on 28 March 2014 extended the range of mandatory vaccinations to include streptococcus pneumoniae for children under the age of two as part of the continuous vaccination plan for 0-6 year-olds. Until now, this vaccination has been classed as a… »

  • New CT lab in Szent Margit Hospital

    …company provides services on a commercial basis and under contract with the National Health Insurance Fund (OEP). As a result, it will be possible to offer 500-600 CT examinations every month in the lab. The appliances are able to perform all kinds of CT scans except for cardiology examinations. »

  • LUX MED Diagnostyka expands to Lodz with Scanlab deal

    LUX MED Diagnostyka has completed the acquisition of Scanlab, a provider of diagnostic imaging and teleradiology services based in Lodz, it was announced on 8 April. The company employs 60 medical associates and in 2013 performed nearly 10,000 MRI scans and 40,000 teleradiology examinations. It… »

  • Ziko opens new pharmacies in Wroclaw, Warsaw

    …six days a week. Ziko is preparing to open its first pharmacies in Nowy Targ, a district town of over 30,000 inhabitants in the voivodship of Malopolskie; Grojec, a town of 16,000 inhabitants 45 km south of Warsaw; and Jastrzebie-Zdroj, a city with a population of over 90,000 in Slaskie (2). »

  • New player enters hospital debt and financing market

    …Adam Dakowicz, until recently annual returns in this market were in the region of 13%, but competition has intensified of late, with more and more players participating in tenders, which has eaten into margins. Even so, AgioFunds expects the fund to make annual returns of 6-10%. »

  • Health Ministry encourages Czech residents to vaccinate against tick-borne diseases

    …Czech Republic, 52 cases more than in 2012, and two people died of the disease. Around 23% of Czech residents are vaccinated against the disease, news agency CTK reported. In 2013, VZP spent CZK 20.4m (€743,000) on the treatment of 1,436 patients with various types of tick-borne encephalitis. »