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Post Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:30 pm

Thought maybe I'd share this news with you as its something that will interest us all.

Firstly:
Preço Mais Baixo em 3.900 Medicamentos de Marca e Genéricos
Data: 02-04-2009
Os preços dos medicamentos vão descer até 52,4%, o que em termos de impacto no Preços de Venda ao Público (PVP) pode representar uma poupança de 75 milhões de euros. No total são 3.900 apresentações de medicamentos com um custo mais reduzido. Estes novos preços entraram dia 1 de Abril em vigor.
Fonte: Portal do Cidadão com Ministério da Saúde


As of April 2009 about 3900 medications will be reduced in price, some will be up to 52,4% cheaper. It doesn't, unfortunately, say which ones. But I'm sure the pharmacies will know.

Secondly:
Alargado Período de Isenção do IMI
Data: 01-04-2009
O Governo procedeu ao alargamento do período de isenção do Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis (IMI) de todos os imóveis urbanos afectos à habitação própria e permanente dos proprietários que usufruíam desse benefício fiscal.
Fonte: Portal do Cidadão com MFAP


Also as of April 2009, those exempt from IMI tax for 6 years have now been extended to 8 years exemption and those with 3 years exemption have extended to 4 years. Notifications are being sent out but if you wish to enquire about yours visit your local Finanças office. They should be able to help you.

Hope this has been useful! Very Happy


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:15 am

Oh yay! I received my sweet little love letter from finanças this week! Oh happy! And to celebrate I think I'll go on a generic drug binge! Surprised


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Re: New Laws

Post Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:21 am

Hi Silvers...excellent post. Thankyou for keeping us informed Very Happy

All the best
Piglet

 

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Re: New Laws

Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:32 pm

Hi All,

My nice letter arrived this a.m. so I bought some more nice wine!

Regards

Robin


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Re: New Laws

Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:07 am

Well we got our annual IMI bills and paid them - sob!!!


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Re: New Laws

Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:43 pm

There is an article in todays Correio daManha listing about 20 drugs and saying that the Farmacias are stopping selling generics.

I did not spend too much time reading this article but its there if someone wants to investigate it.

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