The government, with the epidemic can limit drug prices

Prices are subject to change in case of increase in one month by more than 30%. The state will set limits on the size of allowances to the price of the manufacturer. Freeze the price the law allows for up to 90 days.

the Government has expanded the list of procured drugs

the Reason for the adoption of the new law was a sharp increase in the prices of drugstore masks and respirators during a pandemic coronavirus. Trehubova ordinary gauze bandage in a matter of days jumped in price to 30 roubles, and in some regions its value exceeded $ 100. For this reason the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) initiated three Antimonopoly cases in St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk Krai and Udmurt Republic.

“Under the law, which passed in the state Duma, is a small list of pharmaceutical goods whose value can be monitored in high demand,” – said the head of the Department for control over social sphere and trade FAS Timothy Nizhegorodtsev. He stressed that the prices for vital and essential medicinal products were regulated by the state previously. Pharmacies are not likely to raise because it can lose the license. But medical masks from list.

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“the Law is timely and necessary, – considers the Chairman of the Union “Medresurs” Irina Pavlenko. Today, under the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, you first need to think about the health of the people and to prevent any speculation, including unjustified overstatement of prices in pharmacies”.

Every new list of drugs and medical devices falling under rulethe regulation of prices will be determined by the government. The law comes into force from the date of its publication.