• FAS began the struggle with expensive condoms

  • The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia has started to check the condom market to develop mechanisms to reduce their cost. This was stated by Rambler News Service the head of Department of control of social sphere and trade Department Timofey Nizhegorodtsev.

    "We began this analysis of the market, but any market analysis has several major stages. The first stage involves a preliminary description of the geographical and grocery borders, now inside FAS we started the discussion," he said.

    In the next step, according to the official, to confirm the preliminary findings, as well as set manufacturers, suppliers, volumes and determine the occupied market share. Nizhegorodtsev said that the FAS expects by June to go to the second stage.

    At the end of April 2017, the Russian government instructed the Ministry of health, the Ministry of industry, Healthcare and the Federal Antimonopoly service to develop mechanisms for reducing the prices of medical products used in barrier contraceptives. These activities will be carried out in the framework of the state strategy for combating the spread of HIV infection.

    In addition, the strategy stipulates the development of mechanisms for reducing the prices of antiretroviral drugs and improving state regulation of prices for drugs for medical use, included in the list of vital. Relevant documents entrusted to the Ministry of health and the FAS by the third quarter of 2017.

    In November 2016, the Minister of healthcare Veronika Skvortsova said, in 10 Russian regions, there is a critical incidence of HIV.


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