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Another Death from West Nile Virus in Romania

The West Nile virus has taken its third victim in Romania, the country's Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | September 13, 2010, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2558

Pharma Association: Bulgarians Pay Big for Medicines

Bulgarians are paying too much for their medicines, stated Saturday representatives of the Bulgarian Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Society » Health | September 11, 2010, Saturday // 19:35 | Viewed: 4013

Bulgarian Health Committee Chair Admits Delayed Reforms

The Chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Desislava Atanasova, has acknowledged that the staff changes in the Health Ministry have delayed the reforms in the sector with one year.

Society » Health | September 10, 2010, Friday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1624

Bulgarian FinMin Blames Ex Cabinet for Health Care Collapse

The expenditures for hospital care are consistently going up over the decision of the previous cabinet to use the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) to finance hospitals, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, says.

Society » Health | September 9, 2010, Thursday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1579

Bulgarian Doctors Disgruntled over Hospital Funding

The negotiations between the Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov and organizations of health care workers have not led to any specific result.

Society » Health | September 8, 2010, Wednesday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1507

3 Dead, 4 Infected with West Nile Virus in Turkey

Three people have died and four more have been infected with the West Nile virus in Turkey, the Turkish Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | September 8, 2010, Wednesday // 16:37 | Viewed: 2633

Bulgarian Hospitals Register Increased Funding

The Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund has announced that the payments for hospital care have increased by 60% in the past five years.

Society » Health | September 8, 2010, Wednesday // 15:09 | Viewed: 2396

2 New Anthrax Cases Reported in Northern Bulgaria

The two men listed at the isolation ward of the hospital in the Danube city of Ruse have been infected with anthrax, the Regional Health Inspectorate reports.

Society » Health | September 3, 2010, Friday // 09:16 | Viewed: 2683

Bulgarian Minister: Healthcare Is Sick!

Long have I said that Bulgarian healthcare is sick, curably though with a delay, stated Bulgarian Minister of Public Health Anna-Maria Borisova.

Society » Health | September 2, 2010, Thursday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1734

Canada Slams New MS Treatment, Patients Pin Hopes on Bulgaria

Canada's major federal funding agency has refused to provide money for a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis patients, which is available in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | September 1, 2010, Wednesday // 09:56 | Viewed: 2244

Bulgarian PM Promises No Cuts of Hospital Funding

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has promised that the money for the hospitals for 2010 will not be less than the funding for 2009.

Society » Health | August 31, 2010, Tuesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1245

Bulgarian Doctors to Present Their Demands to PM Borisov

Doctors, nurses, unions and patient organizations will meet with Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov to discuss the crisis in the hospital sector.

Society » Health | August 31, 2010, Tuesday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1296

Bulgaria to Expect Flu Outbreaks This Fall

Two viruses and several types of respiratory infections could attack Bulgaria during the upcoming fall-winter season, experts have announced.

Society » Health | August 30, 2010, Monday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1926

Bulgaria to Dump Meat Cuttings

Bulgaria's State Veterinary Public Health Control Directorate is planning to issue a ban on import of meat cutting that are intended for disposal.

Society » Health | August 30, 2010, Monday // 12:03 | Viewed: 2080

Bulgaria’s Health Insurance Fund to Keep Reserve Locked

The reserve of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund will not be unlocked, the Chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee has announced.

Society » Health | August 28, 2010, Saturday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2146

Bulgaria's Health Ministry, Patients Discuss Transplant Drugs

The Bulgarian National Patients Organization and the deputy health minister have discussed the possibility for transferring the medicines for transplant patients from the Health Ministry to the National Health Insurance Fund.

Society » Health | August 27, 2010, Friday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2159

Bulgarian Doctors Ready for Countrywide Strike

All medical professionals in Bulgaria are getting ready to go on strike in mid-September, the Chair of the Bulgarian Doctors' Union, Tsvetan Raychinov, informs.

Society » Health | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1573

Bulgarian Police to Check Meat Products for Violations

The Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has announced the beginning of a new police operation, which will check whether meat producers use raw materials intended for disposal.

Society » Health | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 15:47 | Viewed: 2341

5 Dead, 116 Infected with West Nile Virus in Russia

Five people have died and at least 116 have been infected with the West Nile virus in Russia.

Society » Health | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2311

Veterinary Service Confirms Anthrax Case in Northern Bulgaria

The Bulgarian National Veterinary-Medical Service confirmed Tuesday that the anthrax sample from the village of Brestovene was positive.

Society » Health | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 13:39 | Viewed: 2998

Bulgarian Drug Agency Warns of Expired Drugs

The Bulgarian Drug Agency has warned customers to be careful because a check has established that some pharmacies are selling drugs past their expiration dates.

Society » Health | August 23, 2010, Monday // 18:07 | Viewed: 2516
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