The government has formulated new restrictions for online trade of drugs

The Russian government was in favor of limiting the zone of delivery of the ordered drugs online, but also proposed to allow to deliver medication only pharmaceutical workers. In addition, the Cabinet the Minister proposes to allow trade in medicines on the Internet company that has a pharmaceutical license and a certificate of compliance with the information security requirements of FSTEC of Russia, TASS informs.

“The retail trade in drugs remotely may only be carried out by pharmacy institutions”, – stated in the draft government decree. The company will be able to carry out trade in medicines in the remote way in the presence of a pharmaceutical license and certificate of compliance with the informational (automated) system requirements for information security.

The acceptance of the order, in accordance with the rules, will be through the website, by phone service. Moreover, the employee organization will be obliged to inform the purchaser about the conditions of leave, the expiration date, the properties of the product and other aspects of remote purchase.

Drug delivery will have to be “an employee of a pharmacy or other (third party) organization within the subject of the Russian Federation on whose territory is located a pharmacy engaged in the retail sale by remote way, and neighboring settlements, but not beyond the nearest village from the border of the subject, including road and rail track.”

According to the rules, drug delivery will need to be in airtight containers with respect to temperature and list of contents, certified as a pharmacist. Pharmaceutical organization must maintain records made deliveries of drugs, as well as to provide information to the traffic monitoring system of medicinal products for medical use.

Granting permission for the sale of drugs remotely (within 10 working days) will implement a healthcare. The Agency will maintain a register of permits specifying sites of pharmacies engaged in distance trade.

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