Russia will produce more medicines, says a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova. Transcript of the meeting is posted on the website of the Russian government. From the conversation it became clear that in the medication list to attend Russia 608 medicines that were identified as vital. 413 of them are produced in Russia, but the number ambitions are growing. The theme of medicines is current when the low value of the Russian ruble expensive imported products, such as some of the important medicinal products on the Russian market.
Last year, new medicine substances produced in Russia were 12, including influenza medicine, medicines for the treatment of hepatitis and others commented the Russian health minister. It states that in 2015 it is planned the creation of at least 10 new substances for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. Russia is an important market for Bulgarian pharmaceutical companies. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Economy in 2013. The medicines constitute 30% of Bulgaria’s total exports to Russia.
During his meeting with Medvedev assures Skvortsova more that pharmacies in the country are well stocked and have stocks, so the first half of 2015 is provided with medicines. “We have stocks”, said in turn, Russian Prime Minister, but adds that “medicines can be bought over ten years”. It recommends measures to maintain the rhythm of the stock of medicines.
Despite the lower value of the Russian currency will not reflect to increase the price of medicines, said a little later in a statement the Ministry of Health. Russian news agency Tass states that in 2014 the vital medicines have risen by an average of 2.3%.