Under Governor’s Control
Control of purchase prices for drugs for regions, and regional drug supply are placed under Governors’ control, by instruction of the Russian President.
Ministry of Health Veronika Skvortsova reported to the President at the President meeting with members of Government, that prices for drugs in regions are insufficiently reduced, and the cost of a year treatment course is almost twice as expensive versus the cost of federal purchase. She also remarked that a similar situation is observed with antiretroviral drugs.
Therefore, Vladimir Putin charged Governors and Mayors to take under special control drug supplies in regions and pricing policy of purchases. Governors and Mayors will report the results to the President at the next meeting which will be held in September.