The situation with the supply of drugs to Russia is assessed as stable, foreign manufacturers continue to supply drugs.
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The existing smallpox vaccines in Russia are just as effective against monkeypox, said Elena Malinnikova, head of the Department of Virology at the Russian Medical Academy.
In Russia, there are problems with the purchase of some medical devices, said Ekaterina Karakulina, director of the Department of Organization of Medical Care of Russia.
The Chumakov Center stopped the production of the vaccine due to the lack of demand for it from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
In March 2022, spending by Russians on medicines increased by 2.6 times compared to the same period last year.
In recent months, there has been a shortage of drugs for Parkinson's disease in Russian pharmacies.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the authorities are working to simplify the import of foreign drugs into Russia and the procedure for their registration.
The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, said that not a single foreign company has so far refused to supply medicines to Russia.
Russian doctors are faced with a lack of more than 80 drugs in practice, the Vedomosti newspaper reports.
Delays in the contracting of medicines or non-fulfillment of obligations under contracts are mainly due to logistical difficulties.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree temporarily restricting the export of medical devices received from countries that have imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation.
World Health Organization registration process for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is going well.
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On January 17, the Australian regulator recommended that the country's government recognize vaccinations made with the Russian drug Sputnik V.