Garibashvili today warned pharmacies that their employees should not criticize Turkish medicines in conversation with customers, as this jeopardizes the government’s program and directly blamed PSP, demanding a check.
“PSP is one of the largest distributors of Turkish medicines in Georgia… For PSP, the interest of the client is in the first place, our pharmacists always serve the client according to the doctor’s prescription,” the statement says.
Drawing attention to the words of Garibashvili about the need to verify information, PSP hopes that “this will happen in the near future and the public will be informed.”
The founder of the PSP network is businessman and MP Kakha Okriashvili. In the parliamentary elections of 2008 and 2012, he was a candidate from the National Movement, in 2016 – from the Georgian Dream.
In 2020, Okriashvili left the ruling party and founded a new party, Progress and Freedom, with businessman and former MP Cesar Chocheli.
Okriashvili entered the current parliament on the lists of the United National Movement – United Opposition bloc.
Deliveries of medicines from Turkey to Georgia began in January 2022. The Ministry of Health of Georgia stated that thanks to the appearance of cheap Turkish analogues on the market, Georgian residents will annually save up to 200 million lari on medicines. More than four hundred Turkish medicines are available in pharmacy chains.