The Ministry blamed the failure of the program of import substitution of medicines

Ministry of health inefficiently performed the import substitution — most of the drugs present in the Russian market, continues to be produced abroad. This was stated by the speaker state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, according to TASS.

“as for the Ministry of health, we believe that this work has not been effectively implemented. We have 68 per cent of the pharmaceuticals market — import”, — said Volodin, adding that Russia annually brings pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. 50 billion rubles of net profit.

Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova noted that while the country can not completely abandon Western medicine. “While we can’t fully abandon the original medicines and medical products that are produced in other countries, but have no analogues in our country,” she said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Parliament said that of the 1019 American products in the country will only have 90. We are talking about the original drugs, which have no analogues in Russia or countries that do not impose anti-Russian sanctions.