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AEB Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee open event


On 29 January 2014, the AEB Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee held an open event: “Federal Contract System: an impetus to improve the quality of the healthcare and social system”

The event was chaired by Sergey Smirnov, AEB Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee Chairman, Vice-President of Novo Nordisk. Welcome address was delivered by Frank Schauff, AEB CEO. The conference provided a unique opportunity to get insights of the special aspects and features of the new Federal Contract System (FCS) of the Russian Federation and the perspectives of its development and implementation. Particular focus was dedicated to the pharmaceutical and medical industry spheres. Representatives of business shared their experiences and expectations related to the public procurement system in the healthcare sector as well as briefed on their interaction with the Moscow government on these matters. Specific issues such as possibilities for defining medicines beyond the Essential Drug List were also raised. The event will serve as impulse for further discussion of the challenges and benefits of the new FCS. 

For more information, please contact Irina Ochirova, AEB Committees Coordinator, at

L-R: Sergey Patrakeev, Counsel, Lidings; Boris Tkachenko, Head of IBLF in the Russian Federation; Evgeny Makhortov, Director Public and Regulatory Affairs, SCA Hygiene Products Russia LLC; Vassily Gruzdev, External Affairs and Government Relations Manager, Servier; Sergey Smirnov, Chairman of the AEB Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee, Vice-President, Novo Nordisk; Oxana Alexandrova, Dr. of medicine, Professor at the Department of the legal foundation of the healthcare system, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University