BEEKEEPERS PREVENT NATALI PHARM FROM MAKING MONEY OUT OF BEES MILK TABLETS

ARMINFO
Monday, March 11, 16:57

The Beekeepers National Association of Armenia has prevented the
attempt by the Natali Pharm pharmacy network to make money out of
bees milk tablets manufactured by Arpimed and Vitamax-E, Chairman of
the Association Telman Nazaryan told journalists on Monday.

He said that they offered Natali Pharm (a network controlled by
oligarch MP Samvel Alexanyan) 5,000 packs of bees milk bioactive
additive named SOTA at a wholesale price of 4,000-5,000 AMD ($10-12.5)
per pack, but when the network fixed a 7,000-7,500 AMD retail price
for each pack, they decided to take the tablets back.

Nazaryan said that bees milk is good against diabetes, cancer, brain
attack and heart problems.

"We have companies that produce bees milk, so, our government might
buy and give it to patients free of charge, but in reality many people
have been unable to find bees milk for many months already. I have
written a letter to the President, and if he fails to do something
to solve this problem, I will go to another country to produce bees
milk there," Nazaryan said.

He said that when asked for help, Health Care Minister Derenik Dumanyan
said that in order to be used on a general basis, bees milk had first
to be tested, but "the law does not stipulate any tests for bioactive
additives," Nazaryan said.