The government has approved the list of reimbursable medications traded without prescription in the free pharmaceutical market.

There are a total of 813 OTC medications approved for 2018, including tablets and syrups used to treat headaches and other common ailments.

The Council of Ministers also decided on the list of reimbursable medicines traded in hospital pharmacies and the list of medicines able to be reimbursed by the health care fund.

In the decision published in the official notebook, the price coverage of medications ranked according to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification, and 50-100% according to therapeutic groups and medication itself is the range that has been approved.

The health care fund should determine the restrictions on use, the amount and duration of treatment with reimbursable medications found on this list, as well as enter into agreements with pharmacies for the reduction of prices as outlined.