Percentage of counterfeit medicines on the Russian market is less than 0.01%

| By | Drug Quality Control, Ministry of Health Care
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The comprehensive system for ensuring the quality, efficacy and safety of medicinal products in the Russian Federation allowed to reduce the percentage of counterfeit drugs to less than 0.01%, said the Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

“Today, it can be said that our country built a comprehensive system for ensuring the quality, efficacy and safety of medicinal products and implemented selective quality control of medicines, which allowed to significantly reduce the percent of counterfeit products on the Russian market to less than 0.01% in 2016,” said Ms. Skvortsova at the final meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The Minister emphasized that the “automated system for monitoring the movement of drugs from manufacturers to consumers by using the labeling,” which was developed by the Ministry of Health developed together with the Federal Tax Service, will allow to completely eliminate the counterfeit products.

“By the end of 2018, the labeling will cover step by step 100% of medicinal products released into circulation,” she added.