PAMI (Comprehensive Medical Care Program) announced great news for its affiliates, a few days before the end of the year. This is an agreement through which free medicines will be guaranteed in 2023.
The social work signed an agreement with pharmaceutical entities and national and international laboratories to guarantee free medicines next year. The measure will benefit 5 million PAMI affiliates.
The agreement establishes that “the price adjustments at which PAMI purchases the medicines that it dispenses for free are below the increases in the main macroeconomic variables,” according to the program.
At the same time, they highlighted: “It makes it possible to guarantee the continuity of the average monthly savings of the affiliates of the institute, which this month reached 8,500 pesos per retiree”.
The agreement also establishes “the reduction of delivery times for oncological drugs and special treatments, to guarantee access to treatments in a timely manner for the most sensitive segment.”
They also highlighted that, “since the administration of Luana Volnovich began as head of the PAMIthe agreements with the pharmaceutical sector allowed that, in the face of a price variation of 280%, the prices of the medicines that it acquires PAMI they will only increase 167%, implying a saving of 113% in 3 years”.
This, in turn, strengthens the production of the pharmaceutical industry “and provides predictability for the dispensing of medicines to the more than 13,000 pharmacies in the network PAMI of all country”.
Who is part of the agreement
The agreement you signed the social work it involves the three chambers that represent the pharmaceutical industry, CILFA (Industrial Chamber of Argentine Pharmaceutical Laboratories); CAEME (Argentine Chamber of Medicinal Specialties) and COOPERALA (Business Chamber of Pharmaceutical Laboratories).
It also includes the five chambers that bring together pharmaceutical entities: COFA (Argentine Pharmaceutical Confederation), FACAF (Argentine Federation of Pharmacy Chambers), FEFARA (Pharmaceutical Federation), AFMSRA (Mutual and Union Pharmacy Association) and FARMASUR (Farmasur Mutual Association). ).