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Accessible medicines

Sopharma AD works to ensure health equity and access to quality and effective treatment for patients in all its markets through affordable high quality medicines and widening its generic portfolio.

The company transferred its medicine donations policy to a different stage in order to ensure the right treatment for every different case in collaboration with our partner BCAF and other partnres.

  • To ensure the access to a modern treatment
    Sopharma AD supports one of the most accessible medicines in our markets and produce small packages.
    Sopharma AD has a 4% share of the total Bulgarian pharmaceutical market in value and 14% of sales in volume (12% for 2014). 
  • Sopharma AD spends more resources on science and progress 
    The products Sopharma AD already manufactures are with European quality, since all plants comply with the highest contemporary requirements. 
    The company invests, when possible, in process and technology optimization, and spend more resources and attention on  science  and  progress, including on new products or new forms of already existing products. 
    Around 25 production processes and technologies are in the process of transfer, validation and optimization.
  • Sopharma AD invests in developing generics 
    Sopharma AD widens its generic portfolio. In Europe generics become increasingly important and this is the way to decrease costs and save resources to be invested in innovation. 
    New products with marketing authorizations in the period January – December 2015: authorizations were received for the bringing to market of 5 new products for the Company (6 for 2014)
    • Paracedol suspension,
    • Tuspan syrup,
    • Desloratidin solution,
    • Phynoten drops, and
    • Videral drops.
    Three to five new products are expected to be introduced by the end of 2016. 
    Pharmaceutical development is carried out of over 20 new products for the Company /17 for 2014/.

The positions of the main competitors of the company in Bulgaria are as follows:

Bulgarian market share

In units (%)

Share of the total Bulgarian market in units %
Novartis 4%
Roche 0.3%
Sanofi-Aventis 3%
Actavis 11%
Sopharma 13%
GSK 2%
Astra Zeneca 1%
Bayer 2%

In values (%)

Share of the total Bulgarian market in value %
Novartis 8%
Roche 6%
Sanofi-Aventis 5%
Actavis 5%
Sopharma 4%
GSK 4%
Astra Zeneca 3%
Bayer 3%