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Coronavirus medicine added to the list of vital
The coronavirus medicine was added to the list of essential essential medicines. We are talking about "Favipiravir" (trade name - "Coronavir").
As the TASS with reference to the Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko, the maximum price of the drug will be registered after agreement with the FAS. He added that the order to expand the list of vital drugs was signed by the government.
Earlier it was reported that officials are proposing raise the cost vital drugs. The Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Ministry of Health want to allow raising prices for medicines that are in short supply due to the unprofitability of their production.
In April, pharmaceutical companies warned the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade about possible discontinuation cheap drugs from the list of essential drugs. It is not profitable for them to produce more than 50 drugs.