Russia amends the procurement of medicinal products for orphan diseases


The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed the Decree No. 457 of April 17, 2017, which allows to supply the medicinal products to organizations licensed for medical activities, without having a license for pharmaceutical activities.

The amendments will increase the availability of medicines to rural populations living in remote and hard-to-reach areas, help improve the access to drugs for people with hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, pituitary dwarfism, Gaucher disease, malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissues, multiple sclerosis, and people after transplantation of organs and/or tissues.