After a legal notice was published in the past weeks, through which the condition of osteoporosis was added to the list of conditions for free medical treatment, this week the first group of medicines used for this condition in the pharmacies of the Pharmacy of Your Choice (POYC).
During a visit to the CPSU warehouse, the entity that buys medicines and medical equipment for the public health system, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne, explained how the first treatments that increased on the government formulary for osteoporosis are Calcium and Vitamin D and how other medicines for this condition will be joined gradually.
It is estimated that around 20,000 people suffer from osteoporosis in our country and that the absolute majority of them are people over fifty years old. These people can now turn to their doctor or specialist to apply for the yellow card entitlement and thus join the pharmacy scheme of your choice.
The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the workers of the CPSU for their commitment to supply the health system with the necessary medicines for patients despite the international crisis in the supply of medicines. He reminded that during this first year of the new legislature there are already seven new medicines that have been added to the formulary while the entitlement to existing medicines has been widened in order to increase the number of people who are receiving the medicines. free of charge