Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed Order No. 2406-r dated October 12, 2019, which supplements the list of vital and essential drugs for medical use (Vital and Essential Drugs) for 2020 with 24 drugs, 2 new dosage forms for drugs already included in this list preparations. The list of drugs to provide certain categories of citizens is supplemented by 23 items of drugs. The list of expensive drugs is supplemented by 12 items.
The List of Vital and Essential Drugs is approved annually, other lists – at least once every three years.
By the signed order, 1 item was excluded from the list of vital drugs. In total, the list of Vital and Essential Drugs for 2020 includes 758 drugs (in 2019 there were only 735 drugs).
The decisions adopted are aimed at the implementation of federal laws of April 12, 2010 No. 61-ФЗ “On the circulation of medicines”, dated November 21, 2011 No. 323-ФЗ “On the basis of protecting the health of citizens in the Russian Federation” in terms of providing citizens with medicines included in the list of Vital and Essential Drugs, and state regulation of prices for these drugs.