Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Score one for the little guy...

Lately, we've been used to seeing stories about various countries where governments have been trying to save money by reducing the availability of PH treatments.  Usually, the PH associations in those countries have fought back, often successfully.

This morning I saw a real eye-opener...

The Bulgaria Commission for Protection against Discrimination has imposed a BGN 250 fine on former Health Minister Evgeni Zhelev for failing to make treatments available to 30 idiopathic PAH patients.  My handy Google currency calculater tells me that's only $190 but it is a powerful message to his successors.  It is also a testament to the work of the Bulgarian rare disease groups that lodged the complaint.


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