Prices of essential medicines decreased by almost 2% in 2017

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Almost 2% decrease in prices for medicines from the list vital and necessary, thus able to avoid the loss of drugs from the market, said the head of Roszdravnadzor Mikhail Murashko.

«In 2017, the totals of prices of essential medicines or minus 1.8 percent. A very significant reduction in the lower price segment of up to 50 rubles, that is, in General, it shows the effectiveness of all events that are in crisis undertaken by the government,» said Murashko reporters during the Gaidar forum.

He noted that managed to pass the year without any significant loss of drugs from the market, including the lower price segment, «experts say even a small increase in sales of the lower price segment».

The Agency «RIA Novosti» media group «Russia today» is the official news Agency of the Gaidar forum — 2018 «Russia and the world: aims and values». The forum organizer — the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of Russia (Ranepa).

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