The price on Lekarstva and medical supplies do not grow in the summer, in September, price increases were also not expected, said health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.
"No increase steadily," said Skvortsova correspondents and added that in September the increase of drug prices is not predicted as well: "not expected ".
The first of July came into force the law, according to which the calculation of the maximum retail prices for medicines included in the list of vitally necessary and most important medicines in their state registration or re-registration is carried out in Accordance with the approved by the Russian government methodology.
experts from the Higher school of Economics said that essential medicines have the opportunity after 1 July to grow by 16%. They attributed this to the new mandate of the Ministry of health to index of prices of producers of drugs and medical equipment, such information. The Ministry of health with their own side explained that the amendments will not cause increases in the prices of drugs.
The issue of drugs and their prices became important after the introduction of Western sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict. According to the Ministry of health, the share of foreign drugs in Russia is more than 70%.