FAS drafted proposals on reducing prices for barrier contraceptives

19-10-2017 | 08:19

Prices for condoms can be reduced through eliminating the current administrative and economic entry barriers on the relevant market

To execute Clause 20 of the Action Plan for implementing the State Strategy to counter HIV-infection in Russia till 2020 and further, approved by No.754-r Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 20.04.2017. FAS studied the market of medical products used as barrier contraceptives and forwarded its proposals to the Government on reducing the prices.

To expand the range of condoms in pharmacy and retail chains and decrease prices and increase availability of barrier contraceptives, FAS suggests the following measures for non-discriminatory access of condom supplies to the market:

- Possibility of fast-track condom registration

- Fixed maximum fee for testing (expert examination) in state registration of barrier contraceptives

- Consider restricting the total remuneration tan economic entity involved in pharmaceutical and / or trading activity at 5% of the price of the purchased goods

- Consider amendments to the rules on proper pharmacy practice in the part of introducing requirements to pharmacies on the first offer of the cheapest condoms to buyers and on informing buyers on cheaper analogues of condoms they buy

- Possibility of having vending machines with low-price condoms

- Devise a set of measures aimed at continuous public awareness campaign for using condoms as the most reliable means for preventing sexually-transmitted infections, particularly, widely disseminating social advertisements, including mandatory sections in the educational programmes for secondary and higher education, using  special mechanisms in TV and cinema industries.

Head of FAS Department for Control over Social Sphere and Trade, Timophey Nizhegorodtsev concluded: “Measures proposed by FAS are designed to reduce administrative and economic barriers for entry to the relevant market. It will decrease the costs of barrier contraceptives through developing competition in this segment”.



Site Map

News & Events Press Releases Media Releases Image Library About the FAS Russia What We Do General Information Mission, Goals, Values Priority Setting Institutional Memory Stakeholders Engagement Center for Education and Methodics Our History Our Structure Powers of Head and Deputy Heads Our Ratings GCR Using our website International Cooperation Treaties & Agreements International Working Groups Working Group on Research of Competition Issues in the Market of International Telecommunications (Roaming) Meetings Working Group for Studying Competition Problems in the Pharmaceutical Sector Concept Note Meetings OECD Competition Committee OECD meetings 2013 OECD meetings 2014 OECD meetings 2015 OECD meetings 2016 OECD meetings 2017 OECD meetings 2018 FAS Annual Reports OECD-GVH RCC RCC Newsletter ICAP Council on Advertising Headquarters for Joint Investigations UNCTAD 13th session IGE UNCTAD Resolution Russian contributions 14th session IGE UNCTAD Resolution Russian contributions 15th session IGE UNCTAD 16th session IGE UNCTAD 17th session IGE UNCTAD EEU Model Law on Competition ICN BRICS WG (Markets of Social Importance) EU APEC Competition Policy and Law Group Annual meetings Projects ERRA Full Members Organizational Structure Archive Working Group on Investigating Issues on Pricing in the Oil and Oil Product Markets and Methods of their Functioning Meetings Document Library Legislation Reports & Analytics Cases & decisions Contacts Give feedback Contact us Links Authorities Worldwide