Up to 150 pills per day prescribed to healthy patients in Kazakhstan " for normal quality of life"

Date: 15:19, 11-09-2019.

Almaty. September 11. KazTAG - Up to 150 pills per day are prescribed to relatively healthy patients in Kazakhstan "for normal quality of life",' said Svetlana Romanovskaya, president of the National League of Consumers.
"Recently doctors from Moscow came to train people here working in the nutrition field. They were talking about supplements and etc. I was invited to be diagnosed and to get a treatment. I went there. Do you know how many medicines and supplements I have been prescribed? 75- two times a day - i.e. 150 per day if I want to live normal quality of life. I am not dying, I am absolutely alive. What is going on? They are focused on earning money and selling us medicines," she said.
She marked that medicines’ prices in the social chemists of Almaty are not the cheapest.
"The question has been raised in the world that even the food basket costs less than medicines. As for the prices, we are going to apply to the authorized state bodies. If we see a social pharmacy, it means it must offer the cheapest prices for some categories of people, but in reality the situation is different," she said.
In her words, the research of pharmacies operation revealed sale of unlicensed medicines in Kazakhstan.

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