Pharmaceutical Industry: Positive Shifts
Responding to questions of representatives of five TV channels at Conversation with Dmitriy Medvedev, the Premier Minister paid particular attention to the problem of drug safety. He highly appreciated the success of pharmaceutical industry which heped secure a significant share of import substitution in the field of pharmaceutical support. “Until recently our country was absolutely dependent on international drugs”, he said. “Currently we are meeting the needs for drugs by 65-70% through home-manufactured drugs”. Besides Dmitry Medvedev stressed that local products are high quality drugs and they are less expensive than imported drugs. The VED list is by 77% formed using locally manufactured drugs.
Recognising the inevitability of price increase during inflation, the premier minister took notice of its significant delay.