28 Apr 2022 13:40

No foreign pharmaceutical producers have announced ending supplies to Russia - Roszdravnadzor

MOSCOW. April 28 (Interfax) - Not a single foreign pharmaceutical manufacturer has said that it is ending supplies of medicine to Russia, the press service for the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) said.

"The country's largest distributers have provided assurances that as of April 27, 2022, not a single foreign producer has announced ending supplies of pharmaceutical products to Russia," the press service said.

Roszdravnadzor head Alla Samoilova held a videoconference with the largest distributers of imported and domestically produced medicine to discuss the availability of pharmaceuticals on the Russian market, it said.

Talks are being held with some distributers on increasing supply volumes, the press service said. A temporary, short-term inventory shortage of certain drugs could emerge due to the search for new logistics routes and delays in goods crossing the border.

According to Roszdravnadzor, no persistent lack of any medicines has been recorded in Russia today, and the amount of pharmaceutical products in civil circulation is also not decreasing. Medicines of all brands are regularly arriving in pharmacies in the regions.

"Nonetheless, a decision has been made to hold proactive meetings of the supervisory agency with all participants in the pharmaceutical market on a regular basis in order to avoid possible unforeseen problems with providing patients with medicine," the press service said.