Shavkat Mirziyoyev: No attention is paid to production of medicinal substances

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February 7, 2018

Shavkat Mirziyoyev: No attention is paid to production of medicinal substances

Activity that is being carried out in the industry was critically analyzed and unsatisfactory level of implementation of tasks was noted at the meeting devoted to the analysis of effectiveness of the ongoing work on development of pharmaceutical industry.

Most pharmaceutical companies do not use modern technologies, no attention is paid to production of medicinal substances, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Instead of switching to a full production cycle, enterprises are still engaged in importation from abroad and packaging of finished products.

At the meeting it was noted that only 12 out of 94 enterprises have an international GMP certificate (Good Manufacturing Practice), which ensures recognition of products in other countries. The leadership of the industry lacks initiative for expanding this practice. So, deep processing of licorice root remained without due attention for many years. Association of organizations on production and processing of licorice was established only after the instruction of the Head of the state during the trip to Karakalpakstan at the end of the last year.

The need was noted for special control over this issue, importance of transition from simple collection of wild licorice root to plantation organization and deep processing of this raw material with production of medicinal substances and products from it.