The list of vital medicines in Russia has been expanded

The Russian government has expanded the list of essential drugs with new forms of drugs

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New dosage forms of four drugs, including those for the treatment of children with chronic diseases, were included in the list of essential drugs. As reported press office government, the decree was signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The updated list included the granulated version of the drug glecaprevir + pibrentasvir. This medicine is used for children with chronic hepatitis C for antiviral therapy.

Sapropterin, which is prescribed to patients with phenylketonuria, was included in the list of oral-dissolving tablets. Also, the painkiller Prosidol for sublingual resorption, the immunosuppressant pirfenidone, was added to the register in the form of film-coated tablets.

All medicines from the list of vital drugs are purchased by the state and set prices for them in pharmacies. As reminded RTin total, the registry includes more than 800 different drugs.

At the end of December 2021, the government included Risdiplam, which is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy, on the list of essential drugs. At the same time, the list included Talazoparib for the treatment of breast cancer, Cladribine for multiple sclerosis, Efmoroctocog alfa for helping those suffering from hemophilia, and other drugs.


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