American Viatris has stopped exporting its drug to Russia in 2022.
Deliveries of the drug Viagra in the form of tablets to Russia stopped in 2022 against the backdrop of a boycott of the Russian Federation due to its aggression in Ukraine. The corresponding decision was made by the American pharmaceutical company Viatris. This was reported by the Russian propaganda news agency TASS with reference to the commentary of the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
“The drug with the trade name Viagra corresponds to the international non-proprietary name (INN) sildenafil, its production is not localized in Russia. In 2022 Viatris aware of the suspension of the supply of Viagra in the dosage form of a tablet,” the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.
The Russian ministry said that in order to ensure local production in the Russian Federation, they supported a project to organize and conduct clinical trials of the drug with INN sildenafil in the form of tablets.
The Ministry assures that in Russia “the technological feasibility of producing drugs with INN sildenafil from different stages has been ensured.”
According to the state register of drugs, 36 companies in the Russian Federation have 49 registration certificates for drugs with a specified INN. Russian media added that the production volume of these drugs in the first three quarters of 2022 “increased by more than 11% in physical terms.”
The Ministry of Industry and Trade also added that “an increase in sales in the specified period of more than 15% was also recorded.”
Recall that the fighters of the Lviv border detachment prevented an attempt to import Russian-made drugs into Ukraine.
In the Russian Federation there was a shortage of drugs due to sanctions – intelligence
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