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      WEEKLY MASS MEDIA REVIEW
                                                                                                 September 2-8, 2006
     CONTENTS
     MAIN TOPICS OF THE WEEK .................................................................................. 3
     NEWS OUTLINE ........................................................................................................ 3
     QUOTED PERSONALITIES ...................................................................................... 4
     QUOTED COMPANIES ............................................................................................. 4
     ALL NEWS ................................................................................................................. 5
     STATE REGULATION OF THE MARKET ................................................................. 5
     Pharmaceuticals will cost the budget a lot of money .................................................. 5
     Another incurable disease appeared in Russia .......................................................... 5
     This week the State Duma Healthcare Committee will discuss the current situation
     with financing of DLO (additional medication supply) program .................................. 5
     The allocation by the state of 29 billion rubles to ensure free supplies of medicines
     fell short in just 6 months. .......................................................................................... 5
     STRUGGLE WITH COUNTERFEIT ........................................................................... 6
     The variety of fakes range from crude mixtures of glue, chalk and sugar to nearly
     exact chemical replicas of complex pharmaceuticals ................................................. 6
     DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET ....................... 6
     Over the first semester of 2006 the Russian pharmaceutical market has grown in
     money terms: from January to July Russians spent $12 bln. on medicines ............... 6

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    Industry analysts and experts agree that the coming of Western largest
    pharmaceutical companies to Russian market is inevitable. ...................................... 6
    The first international forum of “Farmsoduzhestvo” project to open in Kiev on
    November, 8 .............................................................................................................. 7
    EVENTS..................................................................................................................... 7
    “Pharmstandart” has acquired “Masterlek” ................................................................. 7
    PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES ................................................................................ 7
    Protek Group of Companies, the major player of the Russian pharmaceutical market
    is not interested in just selling medicines ................................................................... 7
    Starting from April of this year each user of Beeline, visitor of 36.6 pharmacies, BP
    fuelling stations, Rosinter restaurants and Ramstore hypermarkets were offered to
    take part in Malina bonus program ............................................................................. 8
    Applications for participation in Best brand 2006 /EFFIE-2006 contest are still
    accepted .................................................................................................................... 8
    Nizhpharm celebrates its 87th anniversary ................................................................. 8
    JSC NPK Katren and AlfaStrahovanie are now developing the insurance program
    “Katren is the guarantee of pharmaceuticals quality” ................................................. 9
    The IMPLOZIA company in Samara has purchased a 25 pharmacy network,
    GORODSKOY APTECHNY SKLAD +, in Balakovo, Saratov region.......................... 9
    RIGLA pharmacy network intends to spend $15 million to rebrand itself. .................. 9
    “Pharmacy chain 36.6” has announced non-audited financial results of the first half
    of 2006 issued in accordance with International standards of financial account ........ 9
    “MAKIZ-PHARMA” to carry on joint action with largest national distributors to
    maintain business relations among the companies and to develop cooperation...... 10
    Samara’s pharmacy chain “Implozia” decides to start retail biz in Bashkiria ............ 10
    “Tathimpharmpreparaty” has manufactured 420 million rubles worth of goods in 6
    months of 2006 ........................................................................................................ 10
    NEWS FROM ABROAD........................................................................................... 10
    According to Bloomberg agency, the French Company Sanofi-Aventis SA cut its
    2007 earnings forecast , out of fear that the cheaper generic of its Plavix have
    possibly gained wide market spread before the court prohibited its sale on Thursday
    ................................................................................................................................. 10
    Schering-Plough agreed to pay $435 mln. to resolve the case related to illegal use of
    the governmental healthcare programs.................................................................... 11

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                                                                Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
                                                                                    Tel.: (7 095) 933 70 40 Fax (7 095) 933 70 40
                                                                                                     e-mail: secretariat@aipm.org
    According to the research done by Datamonitor, over 2.3 mln. cases of different
    oncology diseases will be diagnosed in 2006 in 7 countries (USA, Great Britain,
    France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan)............................................................... 11
    American pharmaceuticals ask the government to increase financing new drugs
    applications to reduce companies’ appropriate expenses. ....................................... 11
    REGIONS ................................................................................................................ 11
    In August Tomsk Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance took an unprecedented step:
    it asked the heads of all local political parties to convince their electorate not to take
    money instead of free medicines ............................................................................. 11
    Scheduled inspection of participants of the DLO program done in Russia’s regions 12
    The “Pharmexpert” composite rating says the state-owned “Gubernskie apteki” is
    third among Russian regional pharmaceutical networks in the first half of 2006 ...... 12
    Municipal deputies to solve shortage of beneficial prescription drugs in pharmacies
    in Ryazan ................................................................................................................. 12
    “Vlasta Farma” opens 13th drug store in Voronezh” ................................................. 13




    WEEKLY MASS MEDIA REVIEW
                                                                                                 September 2-8, 2006



MAIN TOPICS OF THE WEEK

    1. DLO market: problems and solutions
    2. Acquisition of Masterlek by Pharmstandart holding
    3. Expansion of the Samara-based Implozia chain to Saratov region and Bashkiria

NEWS OUTLINE
This week mass media informed about the problems with financing of the DLO (addi-
tional medical provision) program. In the end of the week it became known about the
acquisition of Masterlek by Pharmstandart holding. Besides, mass media informed
about the acquisition of pharmacy chains in Saratov region and Bashkiria by Implozia.
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QUOTED PERSONALITIES
V. Muzyaev, President of Protek
E. Kukol, Head of promotion department of 36.6 Chain
T. Vetrova, Director of Johnson & Johnson active cosmetics subdivision
M. Denisova, General Director of the analytical company RMBC, MD
D. Melik-Guseynov, analyst with Pharmexpert MRC
A. Kuzin, General Director of DSM
A. Mladentsev, General Director of Nizhpharm
A. V. Kalinichenko, General Director of ZAO NPK Katren (Krasnogorsk)
O. Sheludchenko, General Director of Rigla Chain
D. Terio, Global Security Vice President of Pfizer, former FBA official
S. Boboshko, Executive director f the International Manufacturers Association
M. Kolosov, Corporate communications and investor relations manager of 36.6
S. Polyganov, Director of Zdravnik retail chain (Sverdlovsk region)
S. Panina, Director of Medeya chain (Tyumen)
G. Shirshov, Executive director of the Union of Professional Pharmaceutical organizations
M. Yakushkin, Head of the regional development department of SIA International
V. Efimov, Leading analyst with Pressto Pharma Communications
N. Tkachenko, General Director of Pharmanalitik
Y. Krestinsky, Chairman of the Board of Pharmexpert MRC
A. Itin, Executive Director of Otechestvennye lekarstva holding
A. Parkansky, General Director of Veropharm
A. Romanov, Head of public relations department of Implozia


QUOTED COMPANIES

Protek, Rigla, Natur Produkt, Zdorovye lyudi, Stary Lekar, Sotex JSC, Alliance Boots, Apteka-
Holding, Doctor Stoletov, 36.6, 120/80, Johnson&Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis SA, Apotex Inc.,
Pharmexpert MRC, DSM, Sotex, Nizhpharm, Stada, NPK Katren, ROSTA JSC, Gubernskie ap-
teki, Schering-Plough, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Implpzia, ZAO Gorodskoy aptechny sklad+,
Gedeon Richter, Pfizer, Ferein, Zdravnik, Medeya, SIA International, Pressto Pharma
Communications, Celesio AG, Rigla, О3(Ozon), Veropharm, GC remedium, Vlasta Pharma,
Zdorovy gorod, Klinicheskaya apteka, Voronezhsky lekar, Vasha apteka, Sante, GUP Voro-
nezhpharmatsia, Masterlek, Pharmstandart, Schyolkovsky vitaminny zavod, Otechestvennye
lekarstva, Dalhimpharm, Lans-pharma, Oktyabr, Leksredstva, Tomskhimpharm, Marbiopharm,
Ufavita, Fitofarm-NN, ICN, Tabib, Bashpharmatsia, Farmlend, LEKO, Bashmedservice, Medim-
pex, Zdorovye, Veshe zdorovye, Aybolit, Tathimpharmpreparaty, Makiz-pharma.

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ALL NEWS                                               because they cannot get timely medical
                                                       aid. The disease in question is mite-
                                                       borne viral encephalitis. On the pharma-
STATE  REGULATION                  OF      THE
MARKET                                                 ceutical market there are permanent
                                                       fights. And the government takes an ac-
Pharmaceuticals will cost the budget a
lot of money                                           tive part in them. As a result there are
                                                       many bio supplements on the counters,
Uncontrolled growth of expenses for be-
                                                       but there are no pharmaceuticals of vital
neficiary pharmaceuticals resulted in
                                                       importance.
budget deficiency in amount of 44 bln.
                                                        Novaya gazeta, 04.09.2006, “People in
rubles, a source from the government
                                                                                         tongs”
said. The yearly budget from the benefi-
ciary medicines (29 bln. rubles) was used
                                                       This week the State Duma Healthcare
during the seven months, they already                  Committee will discuss the current
received prescriptions to amount of 37                 situation with financing of DLO (addi-
bln. rubles. The Ministry fro Healthcare               tional medication supply) program
and Social Development asked to in-                    The volume of financing of the program
crease the amount of financing by 20 bln.              in 2006 amounted to 29 bln. Rubles, but
rubles, but, according to the source, the              the amount was spent already by the end
amount spent on medicines over the year                of July. The deputies had not approved
will be equal to 73 bln. rubles. In 2005               new DLO budget before their vacations.
the budget in amount of 51 bln. rubles                 The experts tend to think that the com-
allocated for the pharmaceuticals for so-              panies may count on repayment for the
cial beneficiaries was not fully used , so             pharmaceuticals they has already sup-
the financing was cut down.                            plied only next year.
       Vedomosti, 04.09.2006, “Events”                 RBC Daily, 4.09.2006, “Pharmacies are
                                                                             waiting for money”
Another incurable disease appeared in
Russia                                                 The allocation by the state of 29 bil-
And the state conceals the scope of its                lion rubles to ensure free supplies of
spread. This disease is incurable not be-              medicines fell short in just 6 months.
cause there are no medicines to cure it,               Meanwhile, the distributors tick the medi-
but because for unknown reasons there                  cines and worry about how the govern-
are no such medicines neither in region-               ment and the legislators are going to un-
al centers nor in big cities. So people die            do the tricky financial knot. Some experts
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                                                 Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
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alerted the public to financing problems               DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN
pending in 2006 last year when it was                  PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET
obvious that around 40% of those entitled
to the privilege would rather receive “live”           Over the first semester of 2006 the
money and quit the program.                            Russian pharmaceutical market has
       Rossiyskaya gazeta, 08.09.2006,                 grown in money terms: from January
      “Beneficial medicines worth more                 to July Russians spent $12 bln. on
                                                       medicines
                           than a penny”
                                                       In the first half-year the pharmaceutical
STRUGGLE WITH COUNTERFEIT                              market grew by 35%. And it is not that
                                                       the pharmaceuticals rise in price – flats,
                                                       sausage and other living essentials also
The variety of fakes range from crude                  rise in price. However, it is sad that the
mixtures of glue, chalk and sugar to
nearly exact chemical replicas of                      increase of pharmaceuticals prices is ex-
complex pharmaceuticals                                plained mostly by increase of the phar-
Counterfeit prescription drugs are prolife-            maceutical markups. Pharmacy owners
rating in Russia, and in many other coun-              get over 300 rubles out of every thou-
tries, according to industry experts and               sand you leave in pharmacies. Only a
the Food and Drug Administration. They                 year ago the mediators of the pharma-
say fake drugs are also being smuggled                 ceutical market got just two hundred
to Europe and the United States, the                   rubles from each thousand.
world’s most lucrative prescription drug                     Russian Courier, 4.09.2006, “Pills
market, though so far in smaller amounts.                                            from greed”
So far, the biggest problem presented by
                                                       Industry analysts and experts agree
the fake drugs is violation of intellectual            that the coming of Western largest
property rights, cutting into the profits of           pharmaceutical companies to Russian
pharmaceutical companies. There do not                 market is inevitable.
appear to have been major injuries from                The stirring up of domestic federal net-
the drugs, many of which are similar in                works that are trying to consolidate in
makeup to the drugs they mimic.                        densely populated Russian regions is
   InoSMI.ru, 05.09.2006, Drug Piracy: A               largely linked to the above mentioned
  Wave of Counterfeit Medicines Wash-                  fact Experts foresee that major pharma-
                            es Over Russia             ceutical players will go buying local
                                                       smaller networks to “knock up the price”
                                                       in the eyes of likely western buyers who
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will take advantage by starting their busi-                RBCdaily, 07.09.2006,” “Pharmstan-
ness in Russia from existing networks.                   dard has bought a competition trump
      Nakanune ru, 07.09.2006, “Russian                                                   card””
       pharmacies: who devours who?”                   “Pharmstandard” has bought three prom-
                                                       ising original medications from “Master-
The first international forum of                       lek” their sales totaling $60 million. Ex-
soduzhestvo” project to open in Kiev                   perts estimate the deal at $50-90 million.
on November, 8                                         “Masterlek” has confirmed the deal and
The Forum is to discuss the most impor-                specified the medications as arbidol,
tant and acute drug market problems like               amixinum, and flucostat. There is a pos-
choosing ways to develop drug circula-                 sibility that “Pharmstandard” will pur-
tion in the post-Soviet economic envi-                 chase the whole of “Masterlek”s busi-
ronment , quality and counterfeit drug                 ness
prevention, compliance of pharmaceuti-                          Business, 08.09.2006, “”Master-
cal regulatory requirements of CIS mem-                               lek”found an approach to
ber countries, and the future develop-                                        “Pharmstandard””
ment of the “Farmsodruzhestvo” project.
  Advis.ru – INFOLine, 06.09.2006. “The                PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES
   first international forum of “Farmso-               Protek Group of Companies, the ma-
  druzhestvo” project bringing together                jor player of the Russian pharmaceut-
     professional pharmaceuticals from                 ical market is not interested in just
       Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Ka-               selling medicines
      zakhstan to take place in Kiev, No-              According to Protek’s CEO V. Muzyaev,
                               vember 8”               the future of pharmacies is connected
EVENTS                                                 with “beauty and health products”. “Until
“Pharmstandart” has acquired “Mas-                     recently pharmacies were associated
terlek”                                                with hospitals or polyclinics, where a
“Pharmstandart” has bought “Masterlek”                 person goes only in case of some acute
which holds the patents for popular trade              need. We want to change such a vision.
marks specifically a sales hit, Arbidol.               Now we have to attract customers with-
Experts believe that the acquisition will              out major health problems. Thus, in Rigla
allow “Pharmstandard” afford the rights to             chain pharmaceuticals as such account
promising medications and shift their                  for only 40-50% of its assortment, the
production to its own sites.                           rest are nutrition supplements, vitamins,
                                                       shampoos, cosmetics, etc. All goods can
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be touched with hands, as all new outlets
are opened as pharmaceutical super-                    Applications for participation in Best
markets… Presently our main task is to                 brand 2006 /EFFIE-2006 contest are
start cooperation with foreign producers.              still accepted
Today the foreigners’ interest towards                 Johnson & Johnson will represent RoC,
license production in Russia is mainly                 anti-aging skin care products. T. Vetrova,
driven by the DLO program. “                           the Head of Active Cosmetics Subdivi-
  Sekret firmy, 28.08.2006, “An interest-              sion, told about promotion of such specif-
                      ing period begins”               ic products: “Of course, our product is
                                                       not a medicinal product. Pharmaceutical
Starting from April of this year each                  cosmetics are a stock phrase denoting
user of Beeline, visitor of 36.6 phar-                 highly effective absolutely safe products
macies, BP fuelling stations, Rosinter                 to be sold exclusively in pharmacies. The
restaurants and Ramstore hypermar-                     idea of creating products for the needs of
kets were offered to take part in Mali-
na bonus program                                       dermatologists and pharmacists existed
                                                       already in the middle of the last century,
At first ordinary customers were wary of
                                                       and RoC was not an exception.”
the new offer, as they did not understand
                                                               Kommersant-Dengi, 04.09.2006,
the meaning of the program and its con-
                                                              “Products for good appearance”
sequences for their wallets. It is unprofit-
able to buy discount cards of chain                    Nizhpharm celebrates its 87th anniver-
pharmacies. First of all, you will be given            sary
a free card if you make a one-time pur-                In February of 2006 Nizhpharm opened
chase to amount of 1000 rubles (as in                  its representative office in Uzbekistan.
Doctor Stoletov pharmacies), or 2000                   The Company also has representative
rubles over a month (as in 120/80 phar-                offices in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and
macies). It is quite easy if you buy the               Lithuania. In June Nizhpharm launched
essential medicines and hygienic prod-                 its program for scientists called “New
ucts for future use. Secondly, if you buy              medicine”. In July of 2006 it finished the
the card (as a rule, a 5% discount card                implementation of LIMS laboratory infor-
will cost about 50 rubles), no health will             mation management system (first among
be enough to make up for it, because                   the Russian pharmaceutical companies),
pharmacies sell piece goods at low pric-               which became another step in perfection
es.                                                    of the Company’s integrated quality
  Kommersant-Dengi, 04.09.2006, “Dis-
                             count pack”
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management system. The Company also                        Business, 06.09.2006, IMPLOZIA to
launched new pharmaceuticals.                                                 Settle in Saratov
  ADVIS.ru (INFOLine), 04.09.2006, “On                 Implozia from Saratov has bought a 25
  the first weekend of September Nizh-                 pharmacy network, GORODSKOY
 pharm celebrates its 87th anniversary”                APTECHNY SKLAD +, in Balakovo, Sa-
                                                       ratov region. The purchase amounted to
JSC NPK Katren and AlfaStrahovanie                     63 million rubles.
are now developing the insurance                             Vedomosti, 06.09.2006, “In Brief”
program “Katren is the guarantee of
pharmaceuticals quality”
                                                       RIGLA pharmacy network intends to
The Companies developed the insurance                  spend $15 million to rebrand itself.
product insuring the responsibility of                 The RIGLA owners see rebranding not
pharmacies before customers. Custom-                   only as the development of a new brand,
ers buying pharmaceuticals in pharma-                  corporate identity, and employees’ uni-
cies holding Katren insurance certificate              form. The intended sum is to cover ex-
gain additional anti-counterfeit protection.           penses to refurbish the pharmacies into
In case of injury of the consumer’s health             a “health supermarket” format as well.
due to consumption of low-quality of                          Company, 04.09.2006, “Must Re-
counterfeit pharmaceuticals bought in a                                                 brand”
certified pharmacy, insurance payment is
provided. It amounts up to 700 thousand                “Pharmacy chain 36.6” has an-
rubles, and the total amount of insurance              nounced non-audited financial results
payment equals to 45 mln. rubles.                      of the first half of 2006 issued in ac-
       Moskovskaya pravda, 05.09.2006,                 cordance with International standards
                                                       of financial account
   “Pharmacy certification as a guaran-
                            tee of quality”            The consolidated sales in the first half of
                                                       2006 rose 61.0% as compared to the
The IMPLOZIA company in Samara                         similar period in 2005 to $217.6 million.
has purchased a 25 pharmacy net-                       The pharmacy segment sales in the first
work,   GORODSKOY        APTECHNY                      half of 2006 rose 70.9%. In the first half
SKLAD +, in Balakovo, Saratov region.
                                                       of 2006 there were 44 pharmacies origi-
The purchase was approved on Septem-                   nated and 20 pharmacies rebranded.
ber 4, and is now in the process of regis-             “Pharmacy chain 36.6” purchased 7 re-
tration. The company says the deal’s                   gional pharmacy networks incorporating
completion is expected within a week.                  totally 102 pharmacies. The sales in the
                                                       chain’s pharmacies opened or acquired
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until July 1, 2005 rose 15.3%. The con-                  mara’s pharmacy chain “Implozia” to
solidated gross profit in the first half of                 start retail business in Bashkiria”
2006 rose 53.9% against the similar pe-
riod in 2005 to $78.8 million.                         “Tathimpharmpreparaty” has manu-
      ADVIS.ru , 07.09.2006, “Pharmacy                 factured 420 million rubles worth of
   chain 36.6” declares financial results              goods in 6 months of 2006
                     of first half of 2006”            The rise to the similar period last year is
                                                       124.3%. The sales volume has reached
“MAKIZ-PHARMA” to carry on joint                       310 million rubles and rose 112.3% as
action with largest national distribu-                 compared to similar period last year.
tors to maintain business relations                             Advis.ru, 07.09.2006, “Tathim-
among the companies and to develop
cooperation.                                              pharmpreparaty” has manufactured
                                                        420 million rubles worth of goods in 6
“Makiz-Pharma” and “Apteka-Holding”
                                                                               months of 2006”
held a meeting August 18, 2006. During
the official part «Makiz-Pharma” pre-
                                                       NEWS FROM ABROAD
sented on “The prospective of coopera-
tion of “Apteka-Holding” and “Makiz-                   According to Bloomberg agency, the
                                                       French Company Sanofi-Aventis SA
Pharma”” and “Apteka-Holding” spoke on                 cut its 2007 earnings forecast , out of
targets, objectives and potentials of joint            fear that the cheaper generic of its
sales planning.                                        Plavix have possibly gained wide
Advis.ru, 07.09.2006, “”Makiz-Pharma”                  market spread before the court prohi-
    and “Apteka-Holding” agreed to de-                 bited its sale on Thursday
            velop partnership relations”               According to Sanofi-Aventis’ forecast,
Samara’s pharmacy chain “Implozia”                     next year the earnings per share will in-
decides to start retail biz in Bashkiria               crease by 2% instead of 12%, as it was
The company reported on September 6                    expected earlier. On Thursday the New
that it had purchased 90% shares of                    York court blocked the sales of the ge-
Ufa’s “Tabib” with 13 pharmacies for 83.1              neric version of Plavix produced by Apo-
million rubles. Local market players think             tex Inc. However, according to the analy-
that the deal is a serious step that makes             sis, the generic accounted to 80% of the
“Implozia’s position in the region strong-             new prescriptions, recently written out by
er.                                                    the doctors, and the decision of the court
  News and technologies of trade busi-                 does not affect already shipped products.
  ness (TorgRus.com), 07.09.2006, “Sa-                     Interfax, 1.09.2006, “Sanofi-Aventis
                                                            decreased its 2007 profit forecast”
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                                                   Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
                                                 Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
                                                                     Tel.: (7 095) 933 70 40 Fax (7 095) 933 70 40
                                                                                      e-mail: secretariat@aipm.org
                                                       ment of the therapeutic approaches to
Schering-Plough agreed to pay                          treatment of other rare forms of disease
$435 mln. to resolve the case related                  already affects the companies’ product
to illegal use of the governmental
healthcare programs                                    lines.
                                                                 Web-site of Apteka magazine
One of the Company’s subdivisions ad-
                                                        (Ukraine), 04.09.06, “Oncology market
mitted its participation in illegal promo-
                                                                        development outlook “
tional activities. The authorities accused
the Company of instigating doctors to                  American pharmaceuticals ask the
crimes. Doctors were paid up to $500 for               government to increase financing new
each patient prescribed certain treatment              drugs applications to reduce compa-
or medicines. Besides, the doctors were                nies’ appropriate expenses.
supposedly paid for opportunities to em-               In 1990 companies paid only 7% of their
ploy company-paid physician assistants.                new applications’ expenses. Today this
In case with Schering Sales admission                  figure has reached 53% while the num-
of guilt that the Company will no longer               ber of applications submitted to FDA an-
be able to sell pharmaceuticals, but these             nually has risen considerably. In 2007
functions will be performed by other sub-              the cost of each application to register a
divisions of Schering-Plough, which will               new drug will amount to $896.2 thou-
be allowed to continue cooperation with                sand. Should this trend persist, pharma-
Medicaid and Medicare.                                 ceutical companies will have to pay 66%
  Vedomosti, 05.09.2006, “$435 mln. for                of FDA’s cost to consider the applica-
                        corrupt practice”              tions by 2011
                                                          RCCnews.ru, 05.09.2006, “American
According to the research done by Da-                  Pharmaceuticals Demand Cutting New
tamonitor, over 2.3 mln. cases of dif-                                 Drug Registration Cost”.
ferent oncology diseases will be diag-
nosed in 2006 in 7 countries (USA,
Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy,                 REGIONS
Spain and Japan)                                       In August Tomsk Fund of Obligatory
The companies specializing in research                 Medical Insurance took an unprece-
and development traditionally emphasize                dented step: it asked the heads of all
                                                       local political parties to convince their
the four most common types of cancer:                  electorate not to take money instead
breast cancer, prostate cancer, non-small              of free medicines
cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer. How-              It is not just another effort the official
ever, the recent opportunity for develop-              make to remind of themselves, it is a
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                                                   Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
                                                 Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
                                                                     Tel.: (7 095) 933 70 40 Fax (7 095) 933 70 40
                                                                                      e-mail: secretariat@aipm.org
heart-cry: almost each second benefi-                  and medicinal provision agency and JSC
ciary chose money instead of free pre-                 ROSTA.
scriptions. Such situation is observed in               IA Regnum Knews, 04.09.2006, “ Fed-
many other Russian regions. As a result,                   eration satisfied with realization of
the Funds of medical insurance do not                   DLO program in Krasnoyarsk region”
have enough money to pay to those who
refused from getting free medicines. The               The “Pharmexpert” composite rating
metropolitan experts say they foresaw                  says the state-owned “Gubernskie ap-
                                                       teki” is third among Russian regional
such results. The representatives of the               pharmaceutical networks in the first
Federal OMS Fund declined all com-                     half of 2006
ments and forecasts till mid Autumn. The
                                                       The company has scored more than be-
deadline for citizens’ applications is Oc-             ing among the three regional leaders.
tober,1. Then the Pension Fund, which                  “Gubernskie apteki” is also one of the
keeps records, will have the information               TOP-25 its semi-annual turnover rated
as to how many social beneficiaries took               eighths among the 25 largest national
the money, and how many chose free                     and regional pharmacy network in Rus-
prescriptions.                                         sia and first in the Trans-Urals region.
Ogonyok, 04.09.2006, “A pyramid from                    IA Express (Krasnoyarsk}, 06.09.2006,
                                     pills”              “Gubernskie apteki” has become one
                                                                     of the best three in Russia”
Scheduled inspection of participants
of the DLO program done in Russia’s
regions                                                Municipal deputies to solve shortage
                                                       of beneficial prescription drugs in
In Krasnoyarsk region the inspection in-               pharmacies in Ryazan
cluded the regional healthcare and medi-               The Ryazan municipal public assistance
cinal provision agency, regional branches              and health protection committee dis-
of FOMS (Obligatory Medical Insurance                  cussed beneficial prescription drugs se-
Fund) and the Pension Fund,           JSC              curity on November 6. Today the Protek
ROSTA, GPKK Gubernskie apteki and                      Company cannot supply the appropriate
polyclinics. Following the results of the
                                                       number of drugs because there are 2286
inspection the general situation with med-             titles on the approved list while Protek
ical supply in Krasnoyarsk region was                  stocks only 305 of them. The deputies
called satisfactory. At the same time                  have concluded to appeal to the region’s
Roszdravnadzor gave a series of rec-                   Duma and the government of the Ryazan
ommendations to the regional healthcare
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                                                   Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
                                                 Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
                                                                     Tel.: (7 095) 933 70 40 Fax (7 095) 933 70 40
                                                                                      e-mail: secretariat@aipm.org
region to vote no confidence to the
above-said company.
       Agentstvo 7 novostey (Ryazan”,
     06,09,2006, “Pharmaceuticals and
deputies have turned down Protek, the
 beneficial drugs suppler to Ryazan re-
                                    gion”

“Vlasta Farma” opens 13th drug store
in Voronezh”
The two-room pharmacy displays three
thousand titles including pharmaceuticals
and bio-active additives. The pharmacy
aims at mediocre-income consumers.
Voronezh is serviced mostly by local
companies: “Zdorovy gorod”, “Klini-
cheskaya apteka”, “Voronezhski lekar”,
“Vlasta Farma”, “Vasha apteka”, “Sante”,
“Voronezhfarmatsia”. There are inter-
regional (Moscow based) companies like
“Natur-product” and “Apteki 36.6” that en-
tered the Voronezh retail market several
years ago.
    Pharmindex.Ru, 06.09.2006, “Vlasta
 Farma” opens 13th drug store in Voro-
                                    nezh”




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                                                 Office 105, 9, Trekhprudny per., bldg. 1, 103001 Moscow, Russia
                                                                     Tel.: (7 095) 933 70 40 Fax (7 095) 933 70 40
                                                                                      e-mail: secretariat@aipm.org