Subject and Keywords:
Sustainable and balanced development is an element of all European Union policies and thus also the national policies of member states , including Poland. Its integral and important part is public health. The health of citizens is primarily the goal of the health policy of the state and its drugs policy. The tool through which these policies are implemented is the health care system, whose efficiency also depends on other systems operating in the country, because it is an integral part of the entire economic, political, and social system. Only balancing health needs, financial and economic capabilities of the state, and the participation of a non-public entities healthcare system can bring success in the field of public health. Deficiencies in this area have been particularly evident recently in the field of drugs safety of Polish citizens. Therefore, the main goal of the article will be to assess legislative progress on issues relevant to drugs policy and, consequently, the entire health policy of the country and public health as a component of sustainable development.