The State Duma may impose control over the cost of medicines in pharmacies of the country. It is expected that this will affect not only the list of vital and essential drugs (VED), but also all drugstores. Health Committee is preparing such an amendment to the law "On circulation of drugs," writes "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
Head of the Committee Sergei Kalashnikov offers fight unreasonably high prices by manufacturers and sellers of drugs. In his opinion, it is necessary to compare the prices of the relevant medicines abroad and in Russia, and to analyze the difference, set a price limit.
Today the regions themselves set limits allowances, so the cost of medicines in different times, confirmed the head of the Pharmacy Guild of Helena Nevolina. This leads to the fact that the sale of cheap disappear requested medicines since expensive formulations chemists earn more. "If we are to build a state regulation, the way that the same medication at any pharmacy cost the same, it is in the interests of the patient," - said the expert.
She objected to the director of the Center of Social Economy David Melik-Guseinov. According to him, the Ministry of Health, and so sets the minimum price at registration of new drugs, comparing it with the prices abroad. And enter the total control over the entire market is likely technically not work.
Several years ago at the initiative of the Ministry of Health authorities have introduced registration selling prices of medicines from the list of VED. The idea to extend price caps on all medicines in the ministry has not yet commented.