Dominican Republic: MS unanimously approves CBME 2018, includes 797 drugs
Santo Domingo.-A total of 797 drugs are contained in the seventh edition of the Basic Table of Essential Medicines (CBME) 2018, presented by the Ministry of Health with the purpose of expanding the population’s access to pharmaceutical products with proven safety and efficacy therapeutic, at reasonable costs.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, said that the institution continues the journey of reaching the goals that have been proposed, in the sense of guaranteeing to the citizenship, safe, quality and affordable medicines, mainly to the sectors with the least resources. economic
For this year 2018, the approval of the Basic Table of Drugs was approved by all interested sectors and 28 new active ingredients were added corresponding to psychotropic drugs, tuberculosis and HIV treatments, cardiovascular, analgesics, antibiotics, antiepileptic drugs, contraceptives, medicines for hepatitis B and C.
This Basic Chart constitutes a tool for the acquisition, supply, financing and prescription of medicines. It covers medicines for the treatment of 85% of the main diseases that correspond to the epidemiological profile and morbidity of the Dominican family.