the draft law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation on issues of providing citizens with medicines, medical products and specialized products of medical nutrition” also suggests the creation of a Federal registry of citizens eligible for the provision of drugs, medical devices and medical food.

According to the endorsed amendments, the government can establish a special procedure of entry into circulation of unmarked drugs produced in the period from 1 July 2020 October 1, 2020.

Mandatory labeling of medicinal drugs according to the law starts July 1. But in pandemic the players of the pharmaceutical market did not have time to prepare for this. Market participants, professional associations repeatedly appealed to the government with requests to postpone the start of mandatory labeling of drugs for six months, but their requests were not satisfied, citing the decision that is ready to introduction of system producers will suffer heavy losses. Then the deputies approved a more flexible approach to mandatory labeling for health care facilities, which are now involved in the fight against COVID-19. Today’s decision will make it possible. The health Ministry recommended before October 1, 2020 not to apply administrative sanctions to companies and organizations that have not managed to connect to the traffic monitoring system of medicinal products for objective reasons related to the pandemic.

Deputies approved and a permit before January 1, 2021 to bring into the territory of Russia unmarked medicines produced abroad before October 1, 2020. The order of import will determine the government.

of the Russian Parliament, commented on this decision as timely, as it will avoid the shortage of medicines.