MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing the government to limit drug prices in emergencies or in the event of epidemics.
The document says that “the Government of Russia has the right to limit maximum prices“from the producer, wholesale and retail of medicines not on the vital drug list” in emergency situations or in case of a risk of spreading a dangerous disease “and if” a price increase is detected 30% or more retail. ”
The Government may set drug prices for a period of 90 days.
Likewise, the Government may regulate the prices of medical articles.
The law comes into effect from the date of its official publication, that is, from this March 26.
According to the legislators, this regulation will prevent an excessive increase in the prices of medicines and medical articles.