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The producers of vital and essential medicinal products may increase the prices by 10%, and the rate of inflation only once a year, reported the press service of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation.
Earlier on Friday, the newspaper «Izvestia» reported about a possible rise in prices of medicines at pharmacies in Russia in average by 10% since the beginning of 2019. According to the newspaper, the rise in price due to appreciation of foreign currencies, most notably so add in the price of imported drugs. The newspaper does not exclude the increase of prices for medicines of domestic production that use foreign components.
«According to the decree of the government of the Russian Federation of 29 October 2010 No. 865 «About state regulation of prices for medicines included in the list of vital and essential medicines», essential drugs manufacturers are entitled once a year until 1 October to apply for re-registration registered prices with the forecasted inflation level»,- stated in the message.
State regulation of prices is carried out in respect of medicinal preparations only included in the list of vital and essential medicinal products, specified in a press-service.
In the period October 2016-present 1042 reduced maximum ex-works prices of manufacturers for which data is included in the EDL. In General, the Russian average for the first nine months of this year, the price of the medicines rose by 1.8%: essential drugs worth up to 50 rubles — by 1.6%; cost from 50 to 500 rubles over 500 rubles — by 1.9%, and 1.7%, respectively, added the Agency.
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