Production of pharmaceutical medicines increased by 3 times in five years- Rau

Astana. April 22. KazTAG - Production of pharmaceutical products increased by 3 times since 2008 until 2013, said Albert Rau, First Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies.

"The growth of gross value added since 2008 by 5 times- from 4 bln to 20 bln tenge, industry growth in nominal terms by 3 times- from 11 bln to 33 bln tenge," he said at the session of the committee on socio-cultural development of Majilis.

"It is connected with increase of antibiotics production- by 4 times, products for liver - by 3 times, penicillin medicines- by 9 times, anti-cough medicines- by 3 times and so on," he said.