The Apazovs «Pharmimexing» budget
According to The Moscow Post , the Ministry of Health has purchased the Kanakinumab medicine for the treatment of auto-inflammatory diseases for 2021 for 1.49 billion rubles, the supplier was the Pharmimex company, controlled by Alexander and Tatiana Apazovs, as well as their daughter Inga Nizharadze. The company is tightly "sitting" on state contracts, of which it has as much as 201 billion rubles. However, there are suspicions that the company gets them for a reason: allegedly, it has the necessary connections both at the federal and regional levels. At the same time, the business family does not seem to particularly like being talked about, so they "struggle" with critical publications about themselves.
In support of this, we can recall the story of the transfer of purchases of orphan medicines to the federal level in 2018, initiated by Golikova. According to
It is curious that, speaking about the advantages of centralized procurement, Apazov noted that this would guarantee the provision of medicines to patients. It is 2021 now, and Pharmimex is at the centre of a scandal because of the provision of medicines to beneficiaries of the Vladimir region. According to
Medilon-Pharmimex is engaged in the supply of preferential medicines, which denies its guilt in the supply failure. They say that medical institutions do not have any information about what is in pharmacies, so they write prescriptions for something that simply does not exist. The company also "clashed" with Rostelecom. According to
However, while the different parties to the conflict "throw" mutual claims to each other, the situation with the supply of medicines hardly changes - dozens of disabled children do not receive the necessary treatment.
The scandalous "plume"
Pharmimex is regularly spotted in unsightly stories. According to the
The latter, obviously, do not really like when such information "is surfaced". Pharmimex appealed to our colleagues from Dokumenty i Fakty with a request to remove the material about the company's activities by the decision of the Arbitration Court of the Saratov region from the website. However, the publication was not in any court discussions with the firm, so it was very surprised by the fact that the court decided to remove the material. It turned out that the company of the Apazovs was suing the Peterburgskaya Gazeta news agency, which simply reprinted the material of Dokumenty i Fakty. It is curious why the businessmen did not turn directly to the primary sources?
However, no matter how much you try to fight with independent journalists, it is already very difficult to "hide" information nowadays. So, a lot of interesting things can be read about Pharmimex on various websites with reviews of the work. And there the company is put a solid "minus".
For example, according to a certain Sergey Bezrukov in his review on the
Separately, the author of the review stops at the description of the authorities. In particular, he writes that Alexander Apazov "is afraid of his wife (there is something to be afraid of), does not argue with her about anything", his wife Tatiana - "by stardom wears a crown higher than Pugacheva and Catherine II", and their daughter Inga - "graduated from medical institution, obstetrician-gynecologist, has not work a day in her specialty, but calls herself a doctor". Because of this, they say, there is an unhealthy atmosphere in the team and many are simply afraid of the leaders. However, this can only be the opinion of the "offended" employee. But it seems as if Pharmimex could "offend" too many people.
By the way, some reviews contain very interesting information about the personal life of Inga Nizharadze. For example, according to the user Lara on the
It seems that people with such a surname, which, by the way, comes from the Georgian dukes, can "climb" to the top. Thus, Inga Nizharadze became a top manager in a pharmaceutical company, her namesake Nino Nizharadze heads the Ministry of Health of Adjara (an autonomous republic within Georgia), and Lasha Nizharadze, as
The fact that not everything is well at Pharmimex is also evidenced by the story of how the Apazov family gained control of the company. The Moscow company was founded in 1993 as the legal successor of the Soyuzfarmatsiya All-Union Association under the Ministry of Health of the USSR and the Main Pharmacy Department of the Ministry of Health of the USSR. Alexander Apazov is known for the fact that since 1978 he worked in the management of the Main Pharmacy Department, since 1989 he headed Soyuzfarmatsiya. In fact, he was one of those who put the pharmacy industry on a market track. It is possible that the former spouse of the heiress of the Apazov couple found the money for the purchase of the enterprise.
The business family definitely does not like publicity and, it seems, even runs away from it — there is some reason why they demand to remove the article about themselves through the court. All this may indicate that entrepreneurs have something to hide. Moreover, their company, as one of the largest suppliers of the Ministry of Health, cannot but attract attention. And, as you know, such solid contracts are often received not by simple companies, but with the necessary connections.