Health Minister ordered to stockpile critical drugs by Medvedev

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova

Health Minister ordered to stockpile critical drugs: Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova to stockpile life-saving drugs to make sure that supplies of critical medications are not affected by the drastic devaluation of the rouble. “The Health Ministry should determine the amount of the reserves that it sees fit,” he told Skvortsova, “possibly three months, possibly six.” Last September, Russia imported 75% of all its medicines, according to pharmaceutical market research specialists the DSM Group. The Moscow Times