Parallel import is the instrument by which every patient, pharmacy, healthcare facility, distributor or public insurance fund can feel the positive effect of the common European market and the competition it encourages to achieve wider access to more affordable medicines.
Parallel import means that a medicinal product for which the Bulgarian Drug Agency has already permitted a marketing authorization is imported into Bulgaria through wholesalers who are licensed to perform parallel import.
BestaMed is a licensed wholesaler and Marketing Authorization holder for parallel import. We are a Certified Partner that meets the requirements of Good Distributor Practice. We are an Organization with a Quality Management System certified by RINA under ISO 9001: 2015.
Parallel import has been introduced in Bulgaria since 2011 and started with 4 medicinal products. Up to date, thanks to the experience gained by the importers, among them leader is BestaMed, on the territory of Bulgaria 114 medicinal products are subject to parallel importation. The potential for development of parallel import in Bulgaria is huge to reaching its levels in Western European countries such as Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, etc. is an achievable and real goal that the entire team of BestaMed is dedicated to.
Benefits for the patients and the health system
Drugs and medical devices from parallel import have an additional guarantee of origin, quality and safety of the medicinal product