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In Russia sales of the antiviral drug “Arbidol” from February 1 to 20, jumped 11 percent compared to the same period last year. This happened after the Chinese doctors found the drug effective against the coronavirus. These results are presented in the study of the operator’s fiscal data OFD.ru that is in the possession “of the Tape.ru”.
It is noted that in Moscow sales increased by 31 percent. Demand began to grow since January 26, when sales increased day by 34 percent. The peak figure was reached February 10 — then the demand has grown 1.7 times compared to a week earlier.
Simultaneously with the growth of sales has increased and the cost of the packaging 10, 20 and 40 capsules a dosage of 100 milligrams. The first grew from 238 rubles to 240 rubles, and the cost of the latter increased by 2.6 and 7.6 percent, respectively. While in Moscow the small package has become more expensive by 10.8 percent. On average in the Russian capital “Arbidol” is more than the national average.
The study is based on analyzing 400 million of receipts for the periods from February 1 to 20, 2019 and 2020 and an additional manual inspection and verification. OFD.ru among the three largest operators fiscal data on the number of connected banks.
Previously, China has included “Arbidol” in the sixth version of a preliminary plan of the treatment of coronavirus. It is not about the drug produced in Russia, and its Chinese counterparts with the same active ingredient. The patent for “Arbidol”, developed in the Soviet era, expired in 2007, so it produces six major pharmaceutical Chinese companies. When writing Latin, there are various options, including “Abidal” (so-called other Indian drug), which in the Russian media there was confusion.
Currently, the number of cases in the world exceeded 80 thousand people. Died 2707 people, recovered 27 795 patients. Amid the dangers of the spread of coronavirus outside China on Monday, 24 February, global stock indices fell. Because of this, 500 of the wealthiest people in the world in a day poorer 139 billion.
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