Minister Ottley takes next step to improve access to affordable prescription medication. | SMN NEWS

omarottley14062021PHILIPSBURG:— The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley has recently signed off on draft legislation that will allow for measures to be taken by Social & Health Insurances SZV to improve the quality and minimize stock issues of prescribed medication, in addition to reducing the purchasing costs.

Once the draft legislation is officially approved by Parliament, the necessary projects can be implemented later this year by SZV, together with the Pharmacists Association Sint Maarten (PAS) and the Department of Public Health.

“In comparison to the neighboring islands and Europe, the cost of pharmaceuticals on Sint Maarten ...

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