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The list of essential drugs updated

Перечень жизненно необходимых лекарств обновили

In Russia enters into force the updated list of vital and essential medicinal products. The list began to be used by March 1, 2016. Previously approved by the Chairman of the Government of the country.

The list lost one name but has expanded to 43. Thus, there are now 646 of essential medicines. According to experts, the drugs in this category should not disappear from pharmacies and medical institutions. 70% of the products included in the list, produced in Russia and 30%. The government fixes the price in roubles and on both.

The manufacturer submits an application and registers the price of the medicine from the list in the register of maximum selling prices for essential medicines. After that, the manufacturer does not have the right to release the medicines at a price higher than recorded, and health institutions to procure at a higher cost. Once a year the manufacturer can approach the authorities with a request to renegotiate the price and to provide documents and calculations, argues the need to change the prices, IA “SeverInform” with reference to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

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