In Moscow pharmacies found violations

Head of Health and Social Development Tatyana Golikova, Russia, visiting Moscow a number of pharmacies, found serious overpricing of protective masks and anti-influenza drug "Arbidol."Head of Health and Social Development Tatyana Golikova, Russia, visiting Moscow a number of pharmacies, found serious overpricing of protective masks and anti-influenza drug "Arbidol."

"We know the situation, but today, with regret, that the price level is seriously overvalued, and this - the subject of a special investigation", - Golikova said.In particular, she noted that before the start of a flu epidemic A / H1N1, other types of flu and SARS, the average price per mask was 2-2.5 rubles, and today - 15-20 rubles."This is a very serious excess" - said Golikov.

In addition, one of the pharmacies in the street Cosmonauts value "Arbidol", which is recommended by physicians as a prophylactic and therapeutic agent against influenza and SARS, was 280 rubles."This is a fairly high price. If we talk about corporate social resp

onsibility in the epidemic period, the maximum value of" Arbidol "for adults should not exceed 220 rubles. This is the limit that corresponds to the selling price of the manufacturer inclusive of VAT and of the trade allowance, which is set by the GovernmentMoscow in accordance with the powers conferred on it ", - stressed the Minister.

It also regretted the fact that, despite the appeal of the country's leadership to the participants of the pharmaceutical market to be socially responsible in the period of the epidemic, "the business, and as I now see it is mainly distribution network, unfortunately, did not heed these requests".

Tatyana Golikova stressed that the Health Ministry will deal with each specific case of unjustified overcharges.She also noted that, in those pharmacies that are visited, the full range of antiviral drugs is not observed.According to the minister, in the range of pharmacies during the epidemic must be drugs such as "Arbidol", "Kagocel", "Ingavirin", "interferon" and "Tamiflu", RIA Novosti reported.

Golikova said that pharmacies bypass results will Roszdravnadzor order to deal with all cases of overvaluation of masks and medicines in the near future.