Criminal structures inflate price of medicines by 160 times
This was announced by the Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev in an interview with Russia 24.
The Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev said that a study conducted by the service revealed that the price of certain types of drugs is overestimated by 160 times. As an example, the official cited a well-known medicine No-Spa. According to him, the same chemical composition is available under different names, which allows repeatedly inflate the price of the product.
In view of the Head of the Service, such schemes are under control of organized crime. According to his data, there is collusion between a number of structures that distribute among themselves tenders conducted with serious violations.
In combating this mafia, as the official put it, the Federal Antimonopoly Service relies on the assistance from the police, since most of the service’s employees are women who have few powers of their own with which to confront the full-fledged criminal organizations.