Prices of vital medicines go up 9% in Sverdlovsk Region

6 July 2015 (18:17)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 6, 2015. Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) checked retail prices of vital medications to discover that these increased by 8.9% compared with December 2014, the division head Igor Trofimov announced at a press conference in Yekaterinburg.

He said prices went up by an average of 7.2% in the country overall and by 8.3% in Ural Federal District.

‘However, prices are now a bit lower than in April 2015; they dropped by 0.4% in Sverdlovsk Region and by 0.3% in Ural Federal District and remained more or less the same in the country on the whole. However, the price of medicines in the under-50 RUR group keeps rising. In Sverdlovsk Region, the increase was 0.3%. The medications in the 50 to 500 RUR group grew slightly less expensive, and those in the over-500 RUR became 1.1% less costly,’ Trofimov said.

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