Armenian pharmacies have storage and transportation problems
YEREVAN, September 13. /ARKA/. To reveal the problems concerning the storage and transportation of medicines in Armenia, a division of the health ministry in charge of examining medicines and medical technologies, will conduct a special study, Hakob Topchyan, the head of the division, said.
‘Because of improper storage in pharmacies, medicines are beginning to lose their properties, so it is necessary to license pharmacies to ensure they meet the requirements for the storage of medicines," he said.
In February this year, fake anti-hypertensive drugs "Prestan" and antibiotic "Ceftriaxone-Asteria" were found in Yerevan and in several regions of the country. According to Topchyan, it is expensive drugs that are forged.
"No one will forge a drug whose price is 100 drams. Therefore, most of the fakes are drugs that generate great profits," he said.
Earlier, a senior manager of Sanofit company Yuri Orlov said that the bulk of forged drugs are made in Ukraine and Russia. -0-