Kazakhstan: COVID-19 vaccine enters clinical trials

Clinical trials of Kazakhstani QazCovid-in vaccine against the COVID-19 virus developed by the Scientific Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems have started, the Ministry of Education and Science reports. Adult volunteers aged 18-50 years old will be involved in the clinical trials. Phase 1 trials will define the vaccine’s safety on 44 volunteers free of…



Ukraine: Farmak to gradually exit lockdown

Private joint-stock company Farmak (Kyiv), the pharmaceutical company, did not halt production and would gradually exit lockdown, the press service of the company reported. “Farmak continues production as usual. All lines are working as planned. However, after lockdown was announced all over the country on March 12 and the Health Ministry recommended that enterprises transfer…

Latvia: cancer treatment funding second lowest in Europe

Over the course of two years, Latvia’s list of state-compensated medicines has been expanded with only two modern generation medicines for cancer treatment, which is less when compared to Lithuania and Estonia, as reported by Association of International Innovative Pharmaceuticals Producers (SIFFA) director Valters Bolevics. In Latvia the two latest additions to the list of…

Georgia: medicines confiscated from pharmacies in Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region

In two pharmacies in the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region medicines, which were produced in Georgia, were confiscated by the de-facto Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tskhinvali region. The sale of Georgia-made products, including medicines, is prohibited by a resolution of the de-facto government in the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region, adopted in 2006. Local doctors in…

Kyrgyzstan: 2,932 pharmaceutical organizations operating

2,932 pharmaceutical organizations work in Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Health provided such data. The number includes 797 pharmacies, 328 pharmacy warehouses, 1,571 points and 201 kiosks, as well as 35 manufacturing workshops. At least 1,160 senior pharmacists and 1,772 pharmacists are employed in the pharmaceutical organizations. In addition, 1,516 private healthcare organizations operate in the…