YEREVAN, December 3. / ARKA /. Sales of Armenia-made medications surged by 25 percent in the first ten months of 2013 from the year earlier to $10 million, according to Ghukas Ulikhanyan, an advisor to health minister.
Speaking at a news conference, he said $4.6 million worth medications were sold in Armenia, $3.6 million in former Soviet republics and $1.8 million worth medications in other countries.
According to him, 4,500 medications are licensed for sale in Armenia, both locally and foreign –made. Of them 387 are included in the list of the most popular drugs.
He said the ministry is prepared to register some little popular medicines to be bought by the government. Ulikhanian added that Armenia has 1,552 pharmacy kiosks and 55 pharmacies. He also said 30 tons of expired medicines have been destroyed this year. .-0-