In the Duma introduced a bill to combat high prices in pharmacies

the Amendments to the Federal laws “On circulation of medicines” and “About bases of health protection of citizens in the Russian Federation” prepared by the head of the faction “United Russia” Sergei Neverov, and first Deputy head of the faction, head of the Interfactional working group for the provision of medicines Andrey Isaev.

Also co-author of the bill became Deputy speaker of the Federation Council Galina Karelova.

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told reporters As Sergei Neverov, proposed measures for the prevention and avoidance of monopolization of the market of retail trade with drugs. “The inadequate high prices for some drugs in times of epidemics – an issue that firmly put the President of Russia. And we proposed mechanisms that are supposed to prevent such a situation”, – said Neverov. In his opinion, the spike in prices of antiviral drugs and medical masks it promotes the monopolization of the market. Therefore, lawmakers have proposed legislation to define what a pharmacy network, a mobile pharmacy to deliver medication to remote villages, services for promotion of medicinal products for medical use. “We also offer to share the “full license for pharmaceutical activity” and “incomplete license” to midwifery units could sell drugs without strict pharmaceutical equipment required for certain types of drugs. It is very important for rural areas”, – said Neverov.

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the bill proposes to establish a number of antitrust restrictions, in particular, the number of organizations that might have pharmacies. The acquisition of additional areas deemed to be null and void if the turnover of the organization has exceeded 20% of all sold drugs in the village.

to create conditions For healthy competition are encouraged to set a maximum fee for services to promote products in the amount of 5 %. Restrictions of bonuses that may be taken for the placement of the pharmacy goods on the part of manufacturers.

One of the most important aspects of pharmacy will be required to inform customers about the availability of affordable medicines, including domestic production. For them should be allocated a separate window.

everything else is Proposed to create a single register of pharmaceutical workers (similar to the register of health workers). In addition to the basic education of every pharmacist will reflect information to increase their qualification.

According to Andrei Isayev, the draft law was discussed with the Federal Antimonopoly service and the Ministry of health. “Received quite a large number of additional proposals in the bill, we will discuss them in the framework of its preparation for the second reading,” – said Isayev.