MOSCOW, December 3. / TASS /. The volume of production in Russia of drugs against COVID-19 in November increased by 65% compared to October 2020. This was reported to TASS by the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
"In November, the average weekly production of the anticancer group of drugs increased by 65% compared to the previous month - Russian manufacturers in November produced about 6.4 million packages of such drugs per week," the ministry said.
As the Ministry of Industry and Trade emphasized, based on the experience of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, representatives of the ministry guided Russian pharmaceutical companies in the summer to create six-month stocks of raw materials and materials "across the entire antique range." For these purposes, the companies have already attracted more than 10 billion rubles from the Industrial Development Fund, primarily for increasing production volumes, which they have been carrying out since July.
"Back in early October, Russian manufacturers reached the volume of production of drugs for coronavirus, twice exceeding the peak April values. This provided substantial stocks, since drugs were poorly demanded for several months in a row. segments ", - emphasized in the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Especially, according to the ministry, drugs that are again included in the temporary Recommendations for the treatment of the new coronavirus, approved by the Mizdrav of Russia, fall under such demand. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, production in relation to April 2020 has already doubled for 23 drugs produced in Russia, recommended for the treatment of the new coronavirus, all drug manufacturers have made the production of the antiquarian nomenclature a priority. To meet the demand for the antique group, an increase in the volume of its own production is now, if necessary, combined with additional imports, the ministry added.
To increase the production of drugs for medical use, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, together with drug manufacturers, is engaging additional production capacities, adjusting production plans taking into account the priority release of drugs included in the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. These enterprises include all manufacturers engaged in the production of drugs included in the recommendations.
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At the same time, as emphasized in the Ministry of Industry and Trade, only three drugs from the treatment regimens specified in the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Russia are dispensed from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription (INN interferon alfa-2b, nasal, paracetamol, umifinavir). The rest of the drugs, according to the instructions for use, are dispensed from pharmacies only with a prescription from a doctor. It should be emphasized that a number of antiviral and antibacterial drugs, anticoagulants, antipyretic and hormonal drugs, if used improperly, without clear indications and without adherence to the regimen selected by the doctor, can harm the life and health of citizens.