MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. The market share of Russian drugs rose from 24% to 28.5% in eighteen months, Russian Minister of Industry Denis Manturov said on Friday.
"The share of Russian drugs (on the pharmaceutical market) rose from 24% to 28.5% in eighteen months, while import fell 8.5%," the minister said.
Higher share of domestic medicines on the Russian market is largely the result of import substitution, Manturov said. "595 projects are currently implemented on track. 22 new production facilities were created in the last five years in a range of critical areas," the minister added.