MOSCOW, February 6 (RAPSI) – Lawmakers of the lower house of Russia’s Parliament from the ruling United Russia party have drafted a bill aimed to prevent overpricing at drug stores, according to a vice-chair of the State Duma and the party’s parliamentary leader Sergey Neverov.

The bill seeks to amend the law on drug circulation, which contains provisions regulating the operations of pharmacies, in a way precluding situations, where drug stores overprice medicines.

All parliamentary parties, Neverov added, back the position of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who stated that it was necessary to withdraw licenses of pharmacies overpricing the means of personal protection and antivirus medicines amid fears stemming from the fight against the spread of coronavirus.