The events of 2020 have underscored the importance of national security in the field of medicine. In particular, it is vital to ensure that all patients have constant access to reliable medicines over the long term. Any decisions related to medicine policy must therefore put the patient first, and guard society against major risks.
The Drug Security Forum provides a platform to comprehensively examine the current agenda in medicine provision. It also aims to facilitate collaboration between the public and private sectors, and civil society. It will take place at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre on the start day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
To bring together representatives of government, the pharmaceutical industry and civil society with the aim of developing strategies to improve medicine provision for all
To outline development pathways for regulation in medicine policy, based on partnership and strategic flexibility
To determine tools to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines and to make them accessible to patients
To develop patient-focused approaches and mechanisms that can help make innovative medicines available to all
To determine specific steps that should be taken to ensure national security in the field of medicine, with the aim of achieving self-sufficiency