National Medication Security: Pandemic Lessons

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Senior lecturer
Affiliation: Russian State University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 11

The author attempts to analyze primary challenges in the medication supply and to reconsider the key threats to the medication supply in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic challenges. The paper is based on the sectoral statistics, public opinion polls, and expert assessments. The author discusses key factors affecting affordability and availability of medicines, including high import dependency and immature mechanisms of price regulation, re-registration, public procurement and mandatory labeling of medicines. It is stated that the well-established and uninterrupted manufacture of medicines and the availability of Russian raw materials in the domestic pharmaceutical market are the cornerstone of the medication security of Russians.

Keywordspharmaceutical market, provision of medicines, drug safety, accessibility of medicines, pandemic, sanctions, import substitution
Publication date22.12.2021
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