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Friday, October 21, 2016

Russian pharmaceutical companies refuse to produce life-saving drugs

Russian pharmaceutical companies are gradually scaling down the production of drugs from the essential drugs list is “vital and essential”, due to the unprofitability of their manufacture, according to “Vedomosti”.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

Recall that the prices of essential drugs are regulated by the state and cannot exceed the established limit. In particular, a number of them can cost more than 50 rubles.

The production of medicines from the list of reduced Pharmaceutical factory of St. Petersburg: such measures she went because of the rising cost of foreign raw materials, as well as limits on prices imposed by the government. For the year of its revenue from the production of medicines has been halved.

Read more about restriction of drug prices.

In a similar action two of the plant groups “Biotek”: Penza and Yoshkar-Ola, they laid off 50 of the drugs, explaining that their production brings a 40% loss.

In total over the past year the Russian pharmaceutical companies declined from 80 drugs the essential drugs list.

Note that the government plans to support the domestic pharmaceutical industry, measures were to be developed by June 2016, however, the relevant agencies did not answer media queries.

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