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Head of Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Ukraine doubts that competition in pharmaceutical distribution will intensify now

18 June , 2024  

Petro Bahriy, Chairman of the Association of Manufacturers of Medicines of Ukraine (AMPU), doubts that the two largest pharmaceutical distributors, BaDM LLC and Optima-Pharm, LTD JV, will have any competitors.

“Today, the vast majority of drug manufacturers work with these two operators. I do not think that another distribution company can appear in a country at war, because distribution means, first of all, warehouses, trained personnel and a fleet of special vehicles. These are very expensive things,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

At the same time, Bagriy believes that “it is unlikely that anyone will be interested in this new business, especially in times of war.”