Who is the Top Dog in German Health Care System?
Das BMG darf dem G-BA nicht vorschreiben, welche Arzneimittel von der Verordnungsfähigkeit ausgeschlossen werdengerman translation / full article
Germany´s Federal Ministry of Health is not Allowed to Enjoin on Federal Joint Committee Which Drugs should be Reimbursable
Summary: The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWIG) and the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) came to the conclusion in 2009 and 2010 respectively that the evidence for treatment with glinides is insufficient. Germany´s Federal Ministry of Health stopped in 2010 the exclusion of glinides from reimbursement by the G-BA. Five years after the Berlin higher social court rejected the ministries’ order –its intervention was declared as illegitimate. The competence of the organs of self-governance in German health care system was restored.