No Foreign Medicine Over the Counter

belarusmedWhen Belarusians come to the pharmacy, they cannot buy the products that they are used to. Import of medicine has been reduced, and there has been a big effort to substitute them with Belarusian products. But pharmacists and customers are not happy with the quality.

In 2008, there were only 550 domestic drugs sold in Belarus, now there are 1.5 thousand of them. There are rumours of a “stop list” that requires officials to delay import licences to medicine imports from other countries. Mariya Ejsmant from Narodnaja Vola took a closer look.

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