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Drug-Import Restrictions Hit Russian Patients Hard


Drug-Import Restrictions Hit Russian Patients Hard
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Russia has placed new restrictions on foreign-made drugs provided through state-funded health care. Officials have pledged that equivalent drugs produced in Russia will be made available. But some patients with serious illnesses have suddenly lost access to life-saving medications and are forced to pay huge fees -- or even smuggle drugs from abroad. (Vadim Kondakov, RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

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