The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade submitted to the government a draft law allowing cultivation of narcotic plants for pharmaceutical industry. This includes the opium poppy, which is used to manufacture painkillers.
Rosatom State Corporation has the capacity for developing the medical part of its activities. This opinion was expressed by Sergey Tsyb, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
The relevant order was elaborated to improve the quality of provision, period and availability of results of this public service, create comfortable conditions in relations arising during the provision of service.
According to Rosstat, in 2017, the output of medicines was 12.3% higher than in 2016. The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said that output growth was facilitated by state support to Russian manufacturers.
The Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, said that he expects drug manufacturing to grow in 2018. The innovative approaches require the adjustments to the development strategy of pharmaceutical industry.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The Minister briefed Mr. Putin on the development of the real sector of the economy in 2017.