Russian Public Opinion Research Center presents data from the survey on remote purchasing of OTC drugs among Russians. The overwhelming majority of Russians (80%) more often go to the pharmacy to buy medicines, 4% more often order them online, 9% say that they buy pharmaceuticals both online and in offline pharmacies.
Over the past three months 15% of Russians have ordered medicines online. 20% of those who prefer going to offline pharmacies, rather than ordering medicines online, say they tend buy offline because pharmacies are located nearby, 19% say it is convenient, 14% note that there is no need to wait for delivery; 12% of such customers say they are confident in the quality of medicines sold in pharmacies, 9% of people buying medicines offline say they are unable to buy medicines via the Internet (9%).
The Russian Government