Fourteen medicine producing companies are operating in Armenia

Fourteen medicine producing companies are operating in Armenia

YEREVAN, JULY 16, ARMENPRESS: Fourteen medicine producing companies
are operating in Armenia and about 300 medicines of local production
have been registered. Still in 2008 only 28 medicines of local
production were registered in Armenia.

CEO of the Armenia’s Medicine Producing and Importing Union Samvel
Zakaryan said today at a news conference followed after signing
Memorandum on Cooperation with the Union of Armenian Employers that
producing medicine in the country is of strategic significance. It is
especially important during wars, natural disasters when medicine
producing company manages to ensure crucially necessary medicine.

Zakaryan said medicine producing companies export more than 50% of
their products and the rest consume in the local market. The medicine
produced in Armenia is being exported to Russia, Uzbekistan, Georgia,
Belarus, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

`There are European countries which demand certificate that the
produced medicine corresponds to specially set standards – starting
with the air cleanness to high-level specialists. Armenian medicine is
produced in accordance with those standards, they just do not have
certificates. For acquiring them certain steps are being implemented,’
Zakaryan said.

The union is also carrying out `Get to Know Medicine Producer’ action
as part of which a number of events will be carried out: the goal is
to make the public recognize the local medicine.

From: A. Papazian

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