Five foreign pharmaceutical companies want to work in Georgia

The Ministry of Health is currently in talks with five foreign pharmaceutical companies wishing to work on the Georgian market.

"Commersant" was told by  Health Minister David Sergienko, although he did not specify the companies.

"The existence of a system of quality control of medicines is a prerequisite for the entry of new players into the market, otherwise, we will not be able to open wide the doors,” - the Minister notes.

According to him, negotiations are also underway with the Russian billionaire Alexander Mashkevich.

 Along with that, an influential  non-governmental organization "Transparency International " has a number of issues in connection with Mashkevich’s activities, who , according to the NGO, has a dubious reputation, and his presence in the list of founders of the Co-investment Fund also creates certain claims against the Fund.

At the same time, the Minister of Health David Sergienko says  that he knew nothing about the reputation problems of Mashkevitch , and negotiations are in operation.

Several months ago, the then Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said that a large foreign company planned to enter the Georgian that would allow to lower prices for medicines.