• Prices of Rx generics to be reduced by 35% in next three years

    Prices of Rx generics to be reduced by 35% in next three years Many industry-specific organisations, including the Romanian Generic Drug Producers Association (APMGR) and patient associations (e.g., the Chronically Ill Patient Alliance and Coalition of Chronically Ill Patient Organisations (COPAC)) have protested against the recent Health Ministry Decision – a draft bill, which is designed to lower… »

  • Number of same-day surgeries in Czech hospitals remains low

    Number of same-day surgeries in Czech hospitals remains low Only 11% of surgeries and medical procedures requiring anesthesia are carried out in the Czech Republic as outpatient, one-day surgeries, compared to around 50% in some Wester-European countries, E15 reported, citing Karel Cvachovec, the head of the Czech Society of Anesthesiology. In 2015, the country’s public health insurance provider… »

  • Due diligence of a pharmacy chain in Poland

    Due diligence of a pharmacy chain in Poland One of the leading pharmacies operator and pharmaceuticals distribution company in Poland mandated PMR to execute Due Diligence of a pharmacies chains that was a subject of potential acquisition. »

  • Study among physicians on mobile applications as a form of gaining specialist knowledge

    Study among physicians on mobile applications as a form of gaining specialist knowledge One of our regular clients asked PMR to conduct a quantitative study among doctors of different specializations. The project’s main objective was to know the opinions of Polish doctors on mobile applications and preferred forms of gaining specialist knowledge. »

Expert view

PMR Insight: Orkla Health will bolster its position on dietary supplements market thanks to Colon C

Monika Stefańczyk
Head Pharmaceutical Analyst, PMR

Orkla Health, despite having a relatively limited portfolio of dietary supplements, is doing quite well on the Polish market, retaining a place among the top 10 manufacturers in the pharmacy channel. In 2015, the company was ranked as the number eight player on the market by sales value. However, its sales in pharmacies have been on a downward trend in the last few years, data from PharmaExpert show. Competition in the dietary supplements market is currently very… »

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Compare market conditions and outlooks for the pharmaceutical sector across Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Gain insight into vital pharmaceutical industry information in this industry-focused portal:

  • market overview
  • recent market events
  • trends and forecasts
  • main market players, including key distributors
  • OTC and Rx drugs
  • generic and innovative drugs
  • reimbursement of medicines
  • wholesale and retail distribution, including pharmacy channel, non-pharmacy channel, the internet, and parallel market.


Acquire in-depth private and public healthcare market understanding thanks to access to critical reviews of recent news, analyses and forecasts, all of which are regularly prepared by PMR’s experts.

Browse through a wide range of topics covered for the private and public healthcare sector:

  • industry state and recent developments
  • reliable prognosis and trends
  • clinical trials
  • medical devices
  • health insurance
  • morbidity
  • public healthcare providers
  • private healthcare: hospitals, medical companies, medical subscriptions, main healthcare companies and others.

Medical devices

Study the most recent industry events in the medical devices market and familiarise yourself with the activities of companies in Poland, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania.

Examine news, analyses and market reports about the medical devices market in Central and Eastern Europe. Learn about:

  • current state of industry
  • market development
  • competitive environment
  • import and expert of medical devices categories (medical equipment, orthopaedic/prosthetic goods, X-ray apparatus, medical furniture, therapy apparatus)

Regulations and law

Review the legal frameworks governing the markets for pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical devices in Central and Eastern Europe. Stay current on recent changes and their impact on company strategies and operations.

The pharma, healthcare and medical devices markets are heavily dependent on legislation and regulations regarding the patenting, testing and safety of medicine. This is also true for the marketing of drugs. To support our readers in monitoring the industry’s legal environment, the most important regulatory changes are described by PMR experts in this part of the portal.


Learn more about the current situation and forecasts on the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets in Bulgaria. Examine analysis, prognosis, news and data for this industry. »

The Czech Republic

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Find in-depth information on the Hungarian pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. Discover the broad variety of business news and analysis in this market intelligence portal. »


Search through the wealth of information on Polish healthcare and pharma, e.g., different types of medicines, clinical trials, private healthcare, public hospitals, medical devices. »


Discover the latest market intelligence for Romania in the area of the pharma and healthcare industries. Gain knowledge about important events and the latest forecasts. »


Read more about the pharma and healthcare sectors in Russia – not only generic, innovative, OTC and Rx drugs, but the pharma distribution and healthcare segment as well. »


Make effective decisions based on PMR’s reliable estimates, up-to-date market news, detailed analyses, and data for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets in Slovakia. »


Discover up-to-date market information on the Ukrainian pharmaceutical and healthcare industries: business news, data, analysis, forecasts and market expert commentaries. »


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The industry events that we recommend mostly take place in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In covering the countries in these regions on which we focus (Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and others), we simultaneously monitor worldwide events that may be of interest of our readers.

On this portal you can find upcoming meetings, summits, congresses and fairs from the pharma and healthcare industry, together with the necessary information:

  • dates, locations and contact details
  • description of the event and its schedule
  • special offers or discounts for PMR clients.

Because information regarding the presented events is provided by event organizers, PMR accepts no responsibility with regard to information accuracy or relevance.


In the pharmaceutical and healthcare glossary prepared by PMR experts, we present definitions of the most popular and important terminology used in these sectors. The glossary also provides explanations for commonly used acronyms in the industry.

At PMR, we make sure that our readers receive everything necessary to effectively run a business in the pharmaceutical industry and in the healthcare sector. Having a clear understanding of specific pharma, healthcare and medical terms is crucial, especially when starting in a new enterprise or industry.

  • What are the meanings of these abbreviations: API, SPC, and GLP?
  • What is the difference between a generic drug and innovative drug?
  • What are GMP rules and what are they used for?

Doing business on the pharmaceutical market in the CEE and CIS regions is much easier when working with information provided by PMR. This information not only comes in the form of news, analysis and reports, but also presented in the format of a glossary of pharma and healthcare terms.