In the state Duma a draft on the maximum retail prices for medicines with the threat of epidemics

According to the initiative, the government will have the right to negotiate the highest possible prices for such drugs, in the event of emergencies and the threat of proliferation in the Russian Federation of diseases.

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As explained to the journalists Vyacheslav Volodin, the Cabinet will have the opportunity to capture the marginal prices in cases where the regions within one month, the prices for drugs and medical devices increased. “Pharmacies will not be able to sell them at a price higher than that which will set the state, he said. – This regulation will help to avoid unnecessary price increases with the growth of demand, as has happened with some drugs and medical masks. Unscrupulous sellers will no longer be able to use emergency threatening the health and lives of people, a situation for personal gain”.

the Bill, as told in the faction of the EP, a follow-up meeting of the operational headquarters for the prevention of introduction and spread of coronavirus infection.

the Authors of the initiative by the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, head of the faction “United Russia” Sergei Neverov, his first Deputy Andrei Isayev, Chairman of the Committee on health Dmitry Morozov.

the Objective of the bill is to prevent inflation of prices for goods, which under the threat of distribution of dangerous diseases, has become vital.

the head of the faction Sergei Neverov reminded that while the legislation provides for the regulation of prices for medicines included in the list of vital and essential medicinal products.

But when there is an emergency or there is a threat of dangerous epidemics like coronavirus, overestimate of the prices of necessary medicines and medical products to prevent it is impossible, he said.

the government’s Right to set maximum allowable retail prices, the authors of the bill propose to provide, if within 30 calendar days in the regions the growth of retail prices for such medicines and medical devices ranges from 30%.

Under the bill, the maximum permissible retail price will be set for a period of not more than 90 calendar days.

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in addition, the bill proposes to ban the sale of drugs and medical products, included in special lists at prices exceeding approved maximum allowable retail prices.

– we All remember the situation with sharp unjustified leap of prices for medical masks in the beginning of the year, – said the first Deputy head of the faction Andrei Isayev.

He recalled that the President instructed to take measures henceforth would not allow such a situation.

– Developed in collaboration with the government bill – in fact, the orders of the President, the MP said. That’s an extraordinary act in countering the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier, the “United Russia” introduced a bill that will help contain prices in pharmacies outside the terms of the threat of the epidemic. It is talking about a consistent, methodical work in this direction, while in the bill introduced today about the emergency situation, said Isayev.