Tag: Russian Ministry of Health

Will Russia Survive Until It Produces Its Own Medicines?

December 14, 2015

Staunton, December 12 – Russia faces a serious challenge in producing medicines domestically that it had been importing until Moscow’s counter-sanctions effort, a challenge complicated by a weak pharmaceutical industry, tensions between the state and academic researchers, and overly long periods between the invention of a drug and its production. All three of these problems […]

HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Russia ‘Out of Control,’ Health Minister Says

October 27, 2015

Staunton, October 27 – The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Russian Federation is growing “out of control,” according to Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, as a result of which the number of HIV/AIDS cases in that country, already growing at about 10,000 new cases annually, is likely to increase by 250 percent over the next five years. […]