Putin signed the law on prices of medicines in conditions of threats of the epidemic and emergency

the Right to limit the maximum rates on non-life important medicines and medical devices has given the government by its decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. It will act in case of emergency, or a similar coronavirus COVID-19 the threat of the epidemic.

the Law placed on the portal of legal acts. After that he joined the force. The price of medicines could be restricted if in several Russian regions the price will increase by a third, taking account of the allowances to wholesalers and retailers. To regulate the price will be on those drug, which are not included in the list of vital and essential drugs and medications for up to 90 days. The basis for the regulation of the epidemic, disaster, or unreasonable overpricing for a one-month period. This will protect Russians in challenging conditions, the desire of unscrupulous employers to profit from drugs and human fears that previously explained by the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

In the list of vital and essential medicines includes more than seven hundred names. The price is fixed.

“Adoption of this law is very important now, when our country’s leadership is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus”. – said Volodin.