“We started the process of reducing the price of medicines. The medicines are already in Georgia and available in pharmacies – Minister Azarashvili is actively working to establish a drug quality laboratory in the country so that all medicines produced or imported in Georgia are of high quality,” said Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at a government meeting.
He noted that in most cases, the prices for medicines are reduced from 60 to 80%, adding that all the medicines that have been imported into the country are of high quality.
“We have started the process of reducing the price of medicines. We opened the Turkish market with the reservation that only high-standard medicines would be imported. I would like to tell the population that medicines have already arrived in Georgia and are available, several types of medicines are already sold in pharmacies, the most demanded medicines.
Garibashvili thanked Health Minister Zurab Azarashvili for his “active work and involvement in the process,” adding that he will travel to Turkey today to meet with a colleague and “bring even more benefits.”
Georgia has opened its pharmaceutical market to Turkey in January.