Media: the Ministry of health can facilitate access to some strong painkillers

Media: the Ministry of health can facilitate access to some strong painkillers© RIA Novosti. Alex Mangalapura the image Bank

The Ministry of health of the Russian Federation can mitigate the requirements for discharge and treatment of two composite analgesic preparations containing narcotic substances that will help to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic pain, wrote in a Friday newspaper «Izvestia» with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

«The Ministry of health of Russia is considering the issue of simplification of the requirements for the appointment, discharge and circulation of combined medicinal products containing narcotic drugs, particularly oxycodone and buprenorphine, and other pharmacologic active components», — said the press service of the Ministry.

According to the newspaper, we are talking about registered in the Russian Federation in 2015 preparations «Tagine» (which contains oxycodone, is used for the relief of chronic pain) and «Baraccone» (which contains buprenorphine, is used to relieve acute pain).

As writes the edition, the first drug imported, the second the domestic. Approval of the Ministry of health, the combination of these drugs in a semisynthetic opioid analgesic and antagonist of opiate receptors naloxone allows you to avoid some of the side effects that occur during long-term therapy with opioids, significantly increases the quality of life of patients. The second advantage combined with naloxone drugs that when administered parenterally (in the case of drug addicts) completely inactivated the effect of the opioid oxycodone and buprenorphine.

«Thus, the introduction in clinical practice of drugs that contain oxycodone, or buprenorphine in combination with naloxone, is fully consistent with the Strategy of state antidrug policy of Russian Federation until 2020. It involves the introduction of new medicinal products containing drugs which extraction is impossible and easily accessible by the use of which for non-medical purposes is difficult,» — said the Ministry of health.

According to the publication, in this regard, the Agency proposes to establish less stringent measures of control under the prescription and supply of combined drugs containing oxycodone or buprenorphine. The Ministry of health also believes that the appeal of these drugs in the ordinary course of the license for pharmaceutical or medical activities without special requirements on their storage and transportation.