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Roszdravnadzor denied rumors about the shortage of antibiotics based on amoxicillin

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In Russian pharmacies, there is a wide range of antibiotics based on amoxicillin available for sale. This was announced on Tuesday, November 8, by the press service of Roszdravnadzor.

Such a statement was made in the federal service after the appearance in the media of publications that Moscow pharmacies were faced with a shortage of such drugs, transmits RIA News. Roszdravnadzor noted that, together with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, they control the situation with drug supply to the population and the actual availability of drugs.

As noted in the message of the department, according to the websites of large pharmacy chains, there is now a “wide selection of drugs of the indicated INN” (international generic names) available for free sale. In total, in 2022, more than 16.7 million packages of drugs were introduced into civil circulation based on amoxicillin, 13 million of which are Russian-made, and more than 14.8 million packages are currently in civilian circulation.

Earlier it was reported that in the capital’s pharmacies there was antibiotic deficiency based on amoxicillin. This information was confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The agency indicated that supply disruptions would be rectified as soon as possible. The ministry explained that the demand for the drug is growing for various reasons.

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