According to Andrei Mladentsev, general director of the Promomed manufacturing company, pharmacy chains that managed to buy the drug on Friday traded it - the first official day of sales.
He noted that almost all large pharmacy chains and distributors ordered the medicine. At the first stage, the drug will arrive in about 10 thousand pharmacies in Russia. In the future, the number of points will expand.
"We have 60 thousand pharmacies and, it is enough to fill 30 thousand pharmacies so that the consumer can freely buy medicine. However, this will be one third of the necessary availability so far," said Mladentsev.
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