Dealers in drugs suspect of arrangement

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Yesterday in Civil service of medicines passed a special session. Officials solved how to stop unprecedented rise in prices for medical preparations.

About it reports newspaper "Business".

The rise in price first of all concerned import preparations. For example, a few days ago cold drops "Noksprey" could be bought for 8 hryvnias, now for them it is necessary to lay out 11 hryvnias. Importers of medicines claim that the rise in price provoked dollar rate increases. In turn in Civil service of medicines don't exclude that dealers in medicines entered arrangement.

Officials promise that if operators of a pharmaceutical market won't return the former prices, power bodies will be compelled to interfere with a situation.

Since yesterday in all Ukrainian drugstores the prices raised sharply. Separate drugs rose in price for record 40%.

According to managers of the largest Ukrainian pharmacy networks, all output pharmaceutical booths in an emergency order changed price tags. And already yesterday ordinary employees of the Kiev drugstores were compelled to explain to the clients why literally in a night medical preparations grew in price almost by one and a half times. "We don't understand why it occurred, and to us it isn't pleasant. If we still had old stocks of drugs, we sell them at the old price", - druggists assured.

In Civil service of medicines yesterday reported to "BUSINESS" that the prices urgently obliged to lower in the next few days operators of the market of medical preparations. "From now on drugs have to fall in price. If they don't fall in price, in my opinion, here already have to understand tax and prosecutor's office", - the deputy head of Civil service of medicines Konstantin Kosyachenko speaks.

Informally druggists say that distibyyutor raised the prices prematurely. "The companies still have the reserves bought at lower price. Therefore rise in prices now is some kind of speculation", - one of interlocutors of "BUSINESS" admits. At the same time the most part of import medicines in drugstores - the European production. Respectively, calculation for them goes to euro, instead of in dollars.

Importers make comments on increase of purchase prices reluctantly."We won't answer such questions", - directly declared in the VVS company trading in drugs wholesale.

Meanwhile it isn't excluded that the prices and of medical preparations of the Ukrainian production will raise soon. The Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies are also attached to dollar rate fluctuations. "Generally 80% of our raw materials are bought for euro and dollars. But in prime cost structure the raw materials occupy about 50-60%", - the commercial director of the Borshchagovsky chemist - pharmaceutical plant Evgeny Sova speaks.

Now at plant use the raw materials bought still at an old, low course. Therefore there the prices while don't plan to lift. At the same time at plant claim that stocks of raw materials will suffice for a while. Therefore if the course isn't stabilized not to avoid increase.

At the same time there are also other reasons for a rise in price of medical preparations. "The prices, certainly, will grow, from - for that that all grows: raw materials, energy resources plus inflation. However by the main portfolio of socially important preparations of the price will grow very slightly", - the deputy director general for marketing of the pharmaceutical company "Darnitsa" Yury Chertkov states.


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