Russia set for new wave of drug shortages

30 November 2021

Russia may face a new wave of shortage of drugs against coronavirus, influenza and acute respiratory viral infections (ARVIs), as the seasonal demand for them is rising, according to recent warnings by experts of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) and local analysts.

So far, several regions of Russia are already faced with a shortage of such drugs and the growth of prices for them will be at least 5%-10% already in a short-term

The situation is also complicated by the fact that prices for a number of popular drugs that are not on the list of vital medicines in January-June of the current year grew by an average of 25%

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