R A. The delay mean of payment for supply of medicines to hospitals in the national health system is 410 days. Four regions exceeding 600 days: Castilla y Leon, Andalusia, Cantabria, Comunidad Valenciana and Murcia. The rationalization of pharmaceutical spending has caused the fall of 8% of the market. The biggest thud of the sector in its history occurs at a time in which accumulates the biggest hospital debt which is around 5.2 billion euros and the delay in hospital payments is higher than the 410 days. The Association national business of the pharmaceutical industry (Farmaindustria) reveals that Andalusia is the autonomous community that registers a higher level of debt 1,245 million euros, followed by the community Valencian 957 billion and Madrid $ 700 million. On the opposite side, communities with lower level of debt by drug supply are Navarra 9.4 million, La Rioja country Basque 51.5 and 41.8 million. The situation has no intention mutate.
In the first three months of this year, only five communities have reduced their hospital debt: Navarra a 68.2%, Cantabria 9.6%, Balearic 7.9%, Basque Murcia a 0.5% and 1.1%. Galicia, La Rioja, Castilla – La Mancha and Valencia are the autonomies that most debt have increased since then. The Royal Decrees of Act 4 and 8/2010 of rationalisation of the pharmaceutical spending and different measures developed in the same way by certain autonomous communities has been the key to the problem. The President of Farmaindustria, Jordi Ramentol, reveals that the sector has ceased to enter EUR 2 billion and they have lost around 5,000 jobs direct and some 20,000 indirect and induced. In addition, it has stalled investment in r & d and many pharmaceutical have entered into losses and has dropped its investment pace. This Executive linked the self-management of the AA CC with the desperation of regional Governments to not be able to cope with health payment and requires the PP that it governs in eleven autonomous communities which make sense of status and reach agreements to maintain cohesion and equity in the health system.
Terms of payment delay in payments is another concern of the first order for the pharmaceutical sector. In the month of March, the average in the national health system stood at 410 days. However, there are up to five communities who accumulate more than 600 days of delay in payment by supply of medicines to hospitals: Castilla y Leon, Andalucia, Valencia, Cantabria and Murcia. Despite disastrous data, a total of nine communities managed to reduce their average payment period in the first quarter. Cantabria reduced 119 days, 106 Navarra and Baleares 85. Conversely, Galicia rose the middle period of payment in 82 days compared to December of 2010, and Andalusia and Valencia, in 72 days. Source of the news: the autonomous communities should be more than 5 billion to drug companies