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Deputy Mayor Rakov: Muscovites actively receive preferential medicines in commercial pharmacies

At the beginning of 2022, residents Moscow it became possible to obtain discounted medicines using electronic prescriptions not only in city pharmacies, but also in commercial pharmacies with a surcharge. At the same time, citizens can now choose a drug from a specific manufacturer and pay only the difference in price. As the deputy mayor of the capital said Anastasia Rakovathe new method has become popular with Muscovites – 30 percent of electronic prescriptions within the framework of the project were received by pharmacy customers in this way.

More than 350 private pharmacies have already joined the project. At the same time, it is important that citizens can choose a drug from a specific manufacturer and pay only the difference in price. Thus, you can save from 10 to 50 percent of the cost. We see that Muscovites appreciate the innovation – 30 percent prefer to take the drug from the usual manufacturer with an additional payment. In total, Muscovites stocked more than 3,000 electronic prescriptions in commercial pharmacies

Anastasia RakovaDeputy Mayor of Moscow

In order to become members of the system of preferential drug provision, a pharmacy must have a valid license to carry out pharmaceutical activities in Moscow and connect to the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System. In addition, the organization should not have problems with the law, in particular – inspections carried out for violation of applicable law, administrative or criminal cases and bankruptcy procedures.

Pharmacies wishing to become part of the project must ensure the availability of drugs on a daily basis and transfer information about their availability and sale within the framework of servicing electronic prescriptions to the EMIAS system. Compensation for the cost of drugs dispensed under preferential prescriptions for pharmacies is carried out at the expense of the city budget.


private pharmacies have joined the project since the beginning of the year, said Rakova

A complete list of private pharmacies where you can get prescription drugs free of charge is available at site Department of Health of the City of Moscow, in the electronic medical record in the “My Prescriptions” section on the portal and in the EMIAS.INFO mobile application, as well as in the information kiosk of the polyclinic.

General Director of the pharmacy chain “36.6” Alexander Kuzin said that his company joined the project easily, and customers are happy with the opportunity to choose in pharmacies that have become affordable. “The main goal of our participation is social support for citizens, the opportunity to provide assistance. Thanks to the project, Muscovites can get medicine in a pharmacy both completely free of charge – according to an issued electronic prescription, or choose a specific drug and pick it up, paying the difference in price, ”he said.

As added in the social complex, Moscow has been digitizing the healthcare system for ten years. At the moment, the basis of this process is a single digital platform that provides personalized management of each patient at all stages – from diagnosis, treatment to follow-up. All protocols and images made by the artificial intelligence service are also added to the electronic medical record available on the portal and in the EMIAS.INFO mobile application.

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