February 28, 2017
Russian Ministry of Healthcare has developed a draft Rules concerning remote retail of medical and veterinary drugs (excluding narcotic and psychoactive drugs) (hereinafter – the “Rules”).
The Rules have been developed in pursuance of the Instruction of Russian Government1 and scheduled for enactment by a separate governmental regulation. The text of the relevant regulation is available at http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=60998 (in Russian only). The draft Rules as well as the relevant adopting regulation draft are currently at the stage of public discussion that shall continue until 27 March 2017.
February 20, 2017
On 04 February 2017 Order of the Russian Ministry of Health No. 725н dated 21 September 2016 “On adoption of the Administrative Regulations of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on providing public service on state registration of medical drugs” (hereinafter – the “Administrative Regulations”)1 became effective.
The updated Administrative Regulations amend the structure, sequence of administrative procedures as well as timelines and order of their performance, inter alia the Administrative Regulations:
- Supplement the range of applicants for rendering public services on medical drug registration (hereinafter – the “Service”) by including companies acting on their own behalf or on behalf of other legal entities and submitting medical drug for state registration. Previously, only medical drug developers or their attorneys could apply for the registration;