theme 09/29/1998 (1998)

Telecast №81156, 1 part, duration: 0:40:56
Production: VID
Anchor:Yulij Gusman

Reel №1

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The total volume of the pharmaceutical market in Russia is $ 2 billion.

Since the technical default on August 17, 1998, the market has declined 5-fold, more than 50% of medicines have disappeared from the sale, in pharmacies, prices have often increased five-fold on average, without any reason.

You can not buy the right medicine, because it's either not there, or the price has become prohibitive.

The financial crisis has affected all areas of life, but the most terrible is the shortage of medicines, especially those on which human life sometimes depends.

As a result of deprivation of necessary medications for at least a few days, the fate of many people can end tragically, because the absence of nitroglycerin for those who suffer from heart disease, or insulin for diabetics is tantamount to a death sentence.

The theme of the issue is a drug crisis, or how much it costs to get sick.

A visit to the program of the 1st Deputy Minister of Health Mikhail Zurabov, the chairman of the State Duma Health Protection Committee Nikolay Gerasimenko, customs officer Valery Seleznev, professor of medicine Ramaz Pichkhadze, director of economics and finance of the chemical combine Grigory Levitsky, Chairman of the Moscow City Committee of the Russian Red Cross Society Alexei Tyulyandin.

Comments at the beginning of the program: Mikhail Balabolkin, Director of the Institute of Diabetes of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Elena Golukhova, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Center named after A.Bakulyov.


Zurabov M.Yu. - Russian statesman, diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation. Golukhova E.Z. - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, full member of the European Society of Cardiology. Lvovich B.A. - actor, director, reader, songwriter, journalist, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Public Council of the Russian Jewish Congress. Gerasimenko NF - Russian politician, doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician of RAMS, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation. Pichkhadze RS - Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of the Academy "Medici" (Italy), Head of the Center "Medicine-ASK".

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