Pharmzaschita will buy radiation pills for almost 5 million rubles

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Pharmzaschita will buy radiation pills for almost 5 million rubles
Pharmzaschita will buy radiation pills for almost 5 million rubles
28 September, 11:13Society
A position for the purchase of potassium iodide in the amount of 4.85 million rubles has appeared on the portal of the Unified Information System in the field of procurement (EIS Procurement). This drug is also used to protect the thyroid gland during nuclear or radiological emergencies.

The drug is purchased by order of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise SPC "Pharmzashchita" of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia. At the end of 2020 and the beginning of March 2021, cards were placed in the system that indicated the purchase of the drug for $56,000.

Earlier it became known that on the Ozon and Wildberries marketplaces, sales of potassium iodide and preparations containing it grew by 103% in April compared to March of this year and by 40% in May compared to April, as well as by 42% in July compared to June.

In addition, from August 1 to August 22, cumulative sales of radiation dosimeters at Ozon and Wildberries increased by 161% compared to July. The surge in August specifically for Wildberries was 3.6 times. The volume of sales of devices for measuring radiation on this marketplace until June 2022 was minimal.

Earlier today, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary.

- Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary. in predetermined cases. (...) If we or our allies are attacked using this type of weapon, the former president said.

The use of nuclear weapons will be carried out in accordance with the Fundamentals of State Policy in the Field of Nuclear Deterrence, Medvedev said.

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