The list of essential medicines extends to 23 positions

the List of vital and essential medicinal products is expanding on the 23 items, only it includes 758 drugs. Nearly 70% of drugs from the new list being produced in Russia.

Among the new eight anticancer drugs, four drugs for asthma, three antibiotics and antifungal agents, for two or for the treatment of hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis, one for the treatment of diabetes, excess growth hormone, psoriasis, schizophrenia, and medication for the diagnosis magnetic resonance imaging.

the Corresponding decree in October, was signed by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

on March 1, 2019 in Moscow for the first time in Russia, launched a pilot project in which patients can obtain monetary compensation if they are entitled to free drug in the outlets. The money kompensiruet at retail prices that the patient was able to buy the drug at the pharmacy and not to delay treatment.