“A drugs are protected by the state”. How the competition in the pharmaceutical market reduced”. Comments of Shamil Shikhshaidov, Bar's attorney, for 'Company' journal

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05 December 2016

“A drugs are protected by the state”. How the competition in the pharmaceutical market reduced”. Comments of Shamil Shikhshaidov, Bar's attorney, for 'Company' journal

Russian pharmaceutical industry is growing by leaps and bounds, but  drugs of foreign brands are still dominated on the shelves of Russian pharmacies.

Domestic producers are sharply increasing their share, but above all - in the field of government procurements. To this end, the government specifically protects them from competition.

Soon new obstacles will be for the participation of suppliers of imported drugs in government procurements. The public debate has already called their three-tier system of protection, bearing in mind that the foreign-made pharmaceuticals, even just to participate in the government tender, should go through two pre-filter.

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The article “A drugs are protected by the state” (PDF)