began more than twelve
At that time, when most drugs were in deficit
and few imported drugs were very expensive, the
acute problem arose how to provide people with
more available but not less effective drugs.
Drugs produced from herbs are widely applied to
medical practice and take an important part in
drug therapy. The actuality of applied drugs and
phytopreparations increased strongly in the recent
time, especially in connection with the growth
of toxicoallcrgic diseases related to increasing
consumption of drugs of chemical nature. These
phytopreparations make about 40 per cent in the
nomenclature of drugs produced in our country.
The advanrage of herbs and related drugs is their
low toxicity and opportunity of application without
the risk of arising side effects.
At that moment, there was virtually the sole enterprise
producing drugs from herbs in Russian Federation.
But the production capacity of the given enterprise
was insufficient to provide people with this kind
of drugs all over the territory of Russian Federation.
In 1990, the resolution was adopted in Stavropol
Territory to create the factory for production
of drug from herbs for whole Northern Caucasian
Region; the number of founders of this factory
included Stavropol Territorial Ministry of Public
Health, Stavropol Pharmacy State Enterprise, and
other legal entities and individuals.
For five years, the people of the said and neighbouring
regions were provided with high-quality and inexpensive
medical preparations based on herbs.