The price of essential drugs will keep new fines

The price of essential drugs will keep new fines

First monetary penalty planned to be introduced for manufacturers.

For pharmacists and drug manufacturers, overstate prices for essential medicines, will impose sanctions. Health Ministry proposes to penalize officers for 50 thousand rubles, and legal — for the sum of unduly received revenue double. The government regulates prices of essential drugs, but monetary penalties for manufacturers for incorrect pricing is still not there.

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Health Ministry proposes to introduce penalties for overestimate of the prices for vital and essential drugs (VED). The draft Federal law has already been prepared, he is now at the stage of interdepartmental coordination, and prepared for shipment to the government, have informed “news” in the Ministry.

Fines for officials will make from 40 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for legal entities — in the double size of unduly received revenue from the sale of drugs at inflated prices.

The bill has been prepared on behalf of the government. The health Ministry expects that it will enter into force on 1 December 2018.

The list of essential drugs, according to the Federal law “On circulation of medicines” forms the Ministry of health. On them, according to the same document, the government sets maximum selling price. In the VED list for 2018 includes more than 700 drugs from ascorbic acid and paracetamol to the newest anticancer drugs.