Industry in Spain welcomes new health minister as drug spending falls and hospital debt grows
This article was originally published in Scrip
Spain's new conservative government, led by the Partido Popular (People's Party), has named Ana Mato as its new health minister. She comes to office as spending on drugs continues to plummet and the authorities owe pharmaceutical companies some €5.8 billion. Both Farmaindustria and AESEG, which represent R&D-based companies and generics firms respectively, will be seeking a meeting with the minister.