“Half the town walked, nowhere”: from gone pharmacies prednisone

«Полгорода обошли, нигде нет»: из аптек пропал преднизолон

Russians are massively complain about the lack of pharmacies prednisone. This drug is included in the list of essential medicines, protect from shock conditions, allergic reactions, and is assigned when severe injuries and chronic diseases of the joints. Pharmacists in Moscow, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, as well as in the Orenburg, Chelyabinsk and Omsk regions claim that prednisolone is on re and will go on sale soon. The health Ministry, meanwhile, see no problem.

From the shelves of Russian pharmacies disappeared prednisone — hormonal drug that is included in the list of vital and essential medicines. It comes in the form of ampoules, tablets and ointments. One of the main functions of prednisolone — treatment of systemic allergic reactions. Also it helps deal with shock States, it may be cardiogenic, burn, surgical, toxic and traumatic shock. In addition, prednisone is often prescribed for severe injuries, and acute and chronic diseases of the joints.

Not for the first month, residents of some regions can’t buy this anti-inflammatory drug. “I have pills left only for a week, and what to do next, I don’t know. I walked and called many pharmacies in the city — anywhere he’s gone, and without it I just bent” — were told in early August portal, “OrenDay” the inhabitant of Orenburg suffering from joint pain.

“Pharmacies have lost prednisone — pharmacists say that the drug is not in stock. And its not just to cancel, even skipping one day of admission can be fraught with consequences the Price a little more than $ 100 (ridiculous, right?) and my health, but that to me is not funny. Half the town walked around, nowhere to be found,” said June 29, a resident of Neftekamsk, Omsk region, she was quoted by the portal

She stressed that the sudden cessation of the medication a person develops acute adrenal insufficiency, tachycardia, abdominal pain, vomiting, and General weakness. Also, in her words, it is possible exacerbation of the underlying disease.

In the absence of prednisone also complained in the Rostov and Chelyabinsk regions.

“A little over a month ago bought a tablet and had no problems. After may 6 I went to the pharmacy, they say that prednisone tablets no, the site looked — no. So one, two, three pharmacy. Hardly found one pack in two pharmacies bought. Said that, apparently, the remains were,” said may 20, a local resident in the air “the Echo of Chelyabinsk”.

Then the radio station, referring to the employee of the regional Ministry of health, reported that the market is temporarily absent only prednisolone tablets. “But there is in the form of ointments and ampoules for injection. Patients who need it, you need to contact your doctor to adjust the tactics of treatment and selection of pharmacological analog”, — have noted in Department.

The problem concerned and the Federal government. A month ago, the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan said that he had bypassed dozens of pharmacies in Moscow and was unable to find prednisolone in vials, which is vital to her son. Pharmacists told her that the drug is on re-registration and will be available soon.

“We went to the Adler. In the Adler pharmacy, hypermarket and also at the pharmacy near the hotel “Tulip Inn” we were told exactly that in drugstores of Moscow: the drug re-registration, you won’t find him”, she wrote.

A month later, on Friday, August 23, Simonyan once again raised the question: “I don’t know why in Russia do not register drugs. Why pharmacy is gone, even banal prednisolone without which my, for example, a child may die within a couple of minutes. In the pharmacy I was told that the drug for re-registration, when will — is unknown, probably in a few months. I find it hard to understand why children die, which in time have not got drugs,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

A few hours later she answered the Deputy head of the Ministry of health Oleg Salagay. He said that in 2019, Russia had issued about 1 million tablets of prednisolone, as well as more than 2.3 million units of the drug in the injection.

“In Moscow the drug is. But it is not included in the mandatory range of pharmacy, each pharmacy decides independently how much to buy”, — said the Deputy Minister and asked to specify in which particular areas buy prednisone impossible.

Simonyan also said that the day before asked several people in the Moscow region, Moscow, Sochi and Nizhny Novgorod to check the presence of prednisolone in pharmacies. The result: none of the pharmacies he was not. “Reason or not called, or called the same — re”, — explained the chief editor of RT.

“Газета.Ru” sent to the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation with the request to explain why the medicine from the essential drugs list is on re-registration and not available in pharmacies. Editors were asked to report the reason why doctors continued to prescribe patients medication that is on re. Response at the time of publication of the material received.

This is not the first time that the Russians can’t get a vital drug for them. So, on August 12 in Moscow customs officers at the post were detained the woman who came to receive the package with unregistered in the Russian Federation drug “Frisium”. She ordered it for my son who is suffering from epilepsy. The drug included in the list of psychotropic substances, turnover of which in Russia is limited. There is an individual right of importation of such drugs into the country — in the presence of the documents confirming the fact of prescription. Meanwhile, according to the woman, her medication the child was prescribed by a doctor.

However, in respect of detained soon opened a criminal case under article 229.1 of the criminal code “Contraband of psychotropic substances”. Besides, militiamen carried out at her house searched and seized therefrom the system unit from the computer. However, on August 19, the state office of public Prosecutor has stopped criminal prosecution of the woman.

A month earlier the same story happened with Elena Bogolubova. On 16 July she was also detained at the Moscow post office, where she came to “Frisian” for my son who is suffering from epilepsy. According to the Director of the children’s hospice “House of a lighthouse” the lead of Maniava, the drug Bogolubovo advised in rnsmu. Pirogov in 2017. Then they announced that the Russian woman should take advantage of imported drug if the home will cease to help.

Case Bogolubovo also stopped, but it caused a wide public resonance. Soon the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Ministry of health are required to clean the system of circulation of medicines for palliative care.

Although the case against Bogolubovo and Connaway has been terminated, their sons still have no access to lifesaving drugs. “Targeted procurement from the Ministry of health has still not been made. Drugs are still not registered,” — said Moniava. According to the head of the “House with the lighthouse”, in Russia now more than two thousand patients in need of non-resident drugs.
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