In 2021, 24 types of counterfeits, 400 types of substandard drugs and medical supplies were detected

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is holding a meeting on measures to ensure the uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical products to the population and the development of new types of medicines.

Meetings were held with all pharmaceutical companies on behalf of the President. They raised about 50 issues. For example:

there are cases when medical institutions place drugs under a “trade name” in public procurement, placing several drugs in one lot;

local producers are unable to use the 15 percent price preference in practice;
there is a risk of interruption in the supply of medicines for 150 species of the population due to external factors;

Practical work has not been started with enterprises on the introduction of a system of guaranteed purchase of products for 3 years.

In addition, the sale of counterfeit and counterfeit drugs in the domestic market has not yet been stopped.

For example, in 2021, 24 types of counterfeit, 400 types of substandard, more than 1,500 counterfeit items and 2,500 unregistered drugs and medical supplies were detected.

The Prosecutor General's Office was instructed to step up its oversight.