Pharmacy chains activity analysis

Pharmacy chains activity analysis

Russian pharmaceuticals retail chain segment evaluation, both on the level of the state and in particular regions. Pharmacy chains development forecast


Product sales and separate market development forecast, based on unique mathematical models

Business and marketing plan development

Development of detailed business-plans, required to evaluate the reasonability of project start

Search of partners for contract production in Russia

Potential partners search and evaluation, based on their technical opportunities, appropriate experience, and reputation

Monitoring of import substitution

assessment of the main trends of import substitution policies and localization processes in the pharmaceutical market in Russia, the key beneficiaries and companies at risk

Study by RNC Pharma and Medvestnik: Less Than 7% of Russian Doctors Back Abortion Ban in Private Clinics and Limited Sale of Abortion Pills in Pharmacies

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Almost 80% of Russian doctors oppose the initiatives to increase the birth rate proposed by the Ministry of Health and the State Duma of the Russian Federation, according to a survey conducted by the RNC Pharma analyst company and the Medvestnik platform for doctors. In particular, 47.3% of the respondents consider these measures “perfunctory”, since only an increased welfare of the population and more social benefits can guarantee a decreased abortion rate. Another 32.5% “strongly oppose the bans” and believe that it is important to develop “comprehensive abortion prevention programs.” A number of those specialists who chose to give their own answer mentioned the need for free contraceptives for the population. In addition, one of the study participants suggested developing programs to solve the demographic problem, which would be based on the opinions of families, not on bans, and would focus on solving the problems real families face, in particular housing issues.

Around 6.3% of the doctors supported the initiative to lower the abortion rate, but expressed concern that the proposed measures could lead to “a bigger shadow market offering abortion services”, which will not only fail to solve the demographic problem, but will also aggravate a number of issues in the healthcare system. Finally, about 5.7% think that it is necessary “to develop the system of family values”, but this issue can only be considered together with its economic and social aspects.

Only 6.9% of the doctors fully supported the proposed ban, saying that “it is time to put these things in order.” Interestingly, the respondents were almost unanimous; there were no statistically significant differences by region, type of healthcare facility, age, or gender.

Fig. Russia plans to limit the sale of abortion pills, as well as introduce an abortion ban in private clinics. Do you support these measures to increase the birth rate in the country? (single-answer question)