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Dispute over shipping medication : Spahn wants to forbid discounts from Online pharmacies

to protect German pharmacies Online competition, will the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) prohibit foreign shipping dealers customer discounts is now comp

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Dispute over shipping medication : Spahn wants to forbid discounts from Online pharmacies
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German pharmacies Online competition, will the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) prohibit foreign shipping dealers customer discounts is now complete. The ceiling is its "corners to strengthen the surface to remove the supply" available to the daily mirror. Originally Spahn wanted the lids to such discounts, only, was encountered, but resistance from the pharmacists.

In return, is expected to be the pharmacists have promised fee increase is significantly lower. The SPD announced that it would Spahns proposals thoroughly check.

prohibition of transit trade was not to implement

the so-called equal price of drugs will be legal, should you be into social code book included in the framework contract between health insurers and pharmacies. With this Trick, Spahn wants to protect his pharmacy protection against renewed opposition from Brussels. Because in their social systems, the EU allows its member States greater freedom of action.

A bonus ban in the drug law of the European court of justice (ECJ) had tilted reasons two and half years ago from a competition. Then Spahns predecessor, Hermann Gröhe had promised the deeply troubled pharmacists to ban mail order sales of prescription Medicine in General.

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This intent can be found even in the coalition agreement, according to the Spahns evaluation but not legally implemented. In addition, such a ban would not have fitted to the efforts of the Minister to bring the German health system through the accelerated digitization and the Internet connection finally on the amount of time.

Higher reward night and emergency services

the pharmacists, had offered Spahn pharmacists in December to limit discounts from retailers to 2.50 euros per pack, and the market share of prescription shipping product to five percent. Besides, the Minister presented them a significantly higher reward night and emergency services, as well as other additional services. Here, he has slimmed down now. Instead of the originally planned fee increase of 375 million euros, the speech is now only of at most 175 million euros.

Specifically, Spahn, in its corners, to allow the emergency service fee of 280 to about 350 Euro to rise. Per pack would then flow down 21 cents in the night - time and emergency funds. So far, there are 16 cents. Originally doubling to 32 cents was provided, what would have corresponded to a Total increase of 120 million euros. Now it is limited to 38 million.

care of specific patient groups should be paid

there is, However, provided yet another charge for "additional pharmaceutical services". This includes medication analysis, Monitoring of Medicines, or the "care of specific patient groups the vertices according to" how to diabetics. Financed by this surcharge, the emergency service fee, the prices for a Fund to higher sales. Per container should flow in the future inside 14 cents, a calculator would be the pharmacists, thus, a fee increase of 105 million euros. Originally, 32 cents were planned, what would have corresponded to an increase of 240 million euros.

From the Community

Mr. Spahn should strive better to a price control. It is not at all to see why a prescription drug is not rare abroad cheaper than in Germany.

...writes the user a don.bolko

For the dispensing of narcotics on top of that according to the plans will also be quite a bit above. Per drug, the pharmacist will receive here in the future 4,26 Euro instead of 2.91 euros. Is justified this increase with the higher effort for documentation on the sale of such Product.

the SPD is still skeptical

In the Union group, Spahns is tailored proposal. If the SPD joins, however, is still open. It is welcome that the Minister had approved of a ban mail-order prescription Drug, said the health-policy spokesperson of the group, Sabine Dittmar. Now, it is important to get a secure scheme with the same competitive conditions for all market participants.

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group Vice Karl Lauterbach said sceptical. The Minister for health the attempts of the ECJ case law "undermine" by transmitting the bonuses ban by the pharmaceutical law into the social code book, said the SPD politician of the "New osnabrück newspaper". The more difficult a competition is politically very problematic. "We don't want to act with lemons and a pseudo-solution, which is to be collected soon by the European court of justice."

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