Patients will be deprived of 140 kinds of drugs?


Больные лишатся 140 видов лекарств?

A bill counter-sanctions against the United States, which will be considered in the Duma on may 15, has caused grave scandal: the Russians may lose 140 trade names of medicines, adequate no analogues in Russia.

However, the authors of the law (among them the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin) assure that the release of these drugs have already mastered the Russian pharmaceutical industry. But the value of these assurances has long experience of thousands of patients across the country. If our manufacturers and done something effective, most often based on imported components.

Maybe that’s why the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy live called on the population to be treated with oak bark and tincture of hawthorn.

Today the American drugs take about 10% of the Russian market. Among them, the means to increase potency, antibiotics, medicines for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, joint disease, hormonal drugs, anti-epileptic, enzymes, drugs viral hepatitis, vaccines, antidepressants, anticancer agents, etc.

However, not all drugs from the list can be replaced in principle. Take, for example, enzyme drug CREON. Like drugs, we have the sea, but… to Patients with this rare genetic disease, like cystic fibrosis, only the American version. Because it contains no methacrylic acid and methyl acrylate. From the rest they will slowly but surely die: they will not function properly digestion, it won’t be able to cough the phlegm out of the lungs.

Or biological product “Humira”. It is only indicated in patients with suppurative hidradenitis. This is when the ulcers all over the body, which cause constant pain and suffering. Analogues to them are not shown. Without this “Humira” they can’t even get out of the house – will be silently squirming in their beds.

Hurt children with epilepsy, cancer, hepatitis b and C, many other terrible diseases.

It is unlikely that our MPs are not aware of these nuances. But the temptation to please the domestic pharmaceutical lobby is probably more sympathy for their sick compatriots.

Yes, Americans can now stop import into our country, essential medicines, which are treated with tens, hundreds of thousands of Russians. And that note, we do not produce and are unlikely to produce in the next ten years. The Russian market for the United States – a drop in the ocean. But, unlike homegrown parliamentarians, this is why they do not do it.


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