As the press service of the Cabinet of Ministries reported, the
premier made the order during a sitting of the government on Monday.
“The head of the state keeps receiving reports there are sill no such
medicines, restrictions on the sale of which have been lifted, at
drugstores. Medicines for migraines were put on the list of banned
medicine [for purchase without a doctor’s prescription]. This provoked
justified complaints from migraine sufferers, for whom it was the only
relief from pain. To improve the situation, on January 9, 2013 a
corresponding resolution was adopted, which came into force on January
17… So the medical components that the medicines for migraines contain
were excluded from the lists of especially dangerous psychotropic and
narcotic substances,” the report reads.
However, the press service reported that unfortunately, the
government’s decision to provide access to medicines for migraine wasn’t
fulfilled completely. There are still complaints about the absence of
these products at pharmacies.