During a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and government officials, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced that there are approximately 165 registered drugs in Russia specifically designed for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and half of them are of Russian origins.
He revealed that an impressive half of these medications are domestically produced. Minister Murashko also revealed another remarkable statistic that 70% of these drugs are available in the government procurement market. “Only 165 drugs are registered in the Russian Federation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, both type 1 and type 2, half of which are domestically produced. In the government procurement market this year, already 70% are domestic drugs, and the domestic industry makes it possible, including today, to actively export this group of drugs,” he said.
Murashko added that six types of domestic test strips for determining blood sugar are now registered in Russia. Furthermore, he highlighted the successful execution of the nationwide initiative called “Combatting Diabetes Mellitus.” This project aims to enhance diabetes services in rural and distant regions by constructing essential infrastructure and upgrading cutting-edge equipment for the identification and monitoring of patients’ condition.