For a long time potassium permanganate was considered almost a panacea. It was used for gastric lavage, treatment of burns and wounds, disinfection of water. Potassium permanganate applied in a number of urological and gynecological diseases, and angina, bedsores, hemorrhoids, herpes and diarrhoea. That is why this tool can be found in any home medicine Cabinet.
However, with the replenishment of this equipment may be difficult. Potassium permanganate are now sold only in state and municipal pharmacies and in limited quantities. In some cities of Russia potassium permanganate generally you can buy only by prescription.
It all started with the fact that potassium permanganate has made a special list of drugs that are used for the synthesis of drugs, such drugs are referred to as precursors, and their circulation is strictly controlled. While the ban on the sale of potassium permanganate FSKN (Federal service for control over drug trafficking) is not declared. It should be noted that even before the changes the "status" of potassium permanganate to buy it in large quantities was not possible, in one hand are rarely released more than one bottle.
Currently Minsotszdrav brought potassium permanganate from a list of OTC drugs, but did so with some reservations. Officially without a prescription you can only buy 3 grams of this antiseptic, but even this can be problem since in most pharmacies of potassium permanganate just yet.
The problem is that pharmacists were obliged to strengthen control over the implementation of this antiseptic. Pharmacies are now required to record the receipt and consumption of potassium permanganate in specific journals reporting, and at the end of the month have to tell you how much potassium permanganate was sold, and how much is left. This greatly complicates the lives of many pharmacists, many pharmacies simply no longer buy potassium permanganate, as in this case do not have to "bother" with the statements.
Unfortunately, nobody knows what the next one will fall into the list of precursors, and what to do with it. Formally, in the list of prohibited vehicles can get even such innocuous products such as milk, distilled water or activated charcoal as these things can be used for the synthesis of drugs.
If you really need the potassium permanganate, you can try to look for it in shops specialized for gardeners as there is with magazines of the strict reporting should all be much easier.