Russian government approves distance sales of OTC drugs

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At its meeting on October 5, 2017, the Russian government approved the draft Federal Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Distance Retail Sales of Medicines” and decided to submit it to the State Duma in accordance with the established procedure.

The draft law suggests to allow the distance retail sales of OTC drugs for human and veterinary use. At the same time, it bans the distance retail sales of prescription drugs.

The draft law was reviewed and approved on September 18, 2017, at a meeting of the Legislative Drafting Commission of the Russian Government.

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