Ministry of health: the remote sale of medicines may start in early June

Selling medicines online and over the phone might be launched in first days of June, announced Minister of health Michael Murashko on Tuesday at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the implementation of earlier measures to support the economy and social sphere.

“Pursuant to your order of distance selling of medicines, which is especially important for a sick person, forced to comply with self-isolation, on Saturday adopted a resolution on distance selling of OTC medicines has been developed and is now approved by departmental normative legal acts of Roszdravnadzor, which will be the operator under this section, including all required documents. And, plus, all of this will take place in paperless form: a statement is served electronically, the information resource is now undergoing testing. Thus, we see that in the first days of June the pharmacy organization obtained appropriate permissions will be able to remotely trade in drugs” – leads TASS words of the Minister.

A decree on the establishment of remote sale of medicines was signed by Putin on March 17. During the meeting the President stressed that the issue of remote ordering of medicines that are dispensed without a prescription that are important for the population, especially the elderly. “I think it is not as fast as we would like”, he commented.

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