Israel: Drug basket to expand by 120 drugs

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 Israel: Drug basket to expand by 120 drugs

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More than 120 drugs and technologies for approximately 350,000 people will be added to the drug basket this year, provided by Israel's four health funds.

This was announced by the public committee to expand the basket of medical services.

Applications from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to add their products amounted to several billion shekels.

Recommendations are sent to the ministers of health and finance, and the National Board of Health.

“The recommendations presented to me today apply to all Israeli citizens. I am proud that this year's drug basket expansion has been the largest in Israel – for 650 million shekels. Thanks to this, oncological drugs, prevention technologies and products for life extension were included in the basket this year,” said Minister of Health Aryeh Deri

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