Official: Iran to stop importing six drugs by mid-September

Business Materials 28 May 2012 18:43 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 28/ Trend F.Milad/

Iran will become self-sufficient in producing six drugs by the end of the first half of the current calendar year (September 21), the President's science and technology deputy, Nasrin Soltankhah said on Monday.

She told the ISNA News Agency that contracts for producing nine drugs - which are currently being imported and are used mainly for the treatment of hard-to-cure diseases - have been signed with domestic producers.

On July 19, Soltankhah said eight new radio drugs will be unveiled soon, along with two other big national projects, according to the Fars News Agency.

Radio drugs are drugs that are used for the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases.

Fifteen radio drugs that are needed by the country are to be produced. Five of them were manufactured last year, two radio drugs were unveiled during the recent trip of IAEA representative to Iran, and the remaining will soon be unveiled, said Soltankhah.