American medicines that have analogs may be banned for importation to Russia

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Leaders of parliamentary factions and Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin introduced a bill in response to anti-Russian policies of the United States.

The draft Federal Law “On Measures of Impact (counteract) on the Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and/or Other Foreign States” will be considered at the extraordinary meeting of the State Duma Council scheduled for April 16.

“During repeated discussions of unfriendly actions towards our country, we spoke about the need to respond to the boorish behavior on the part of the United States and about the obstacles created for the operation of Russian businesses,” said Vyacheslav Volodin. “We plan to discuss the bill at the State Duma Council with the participation of representatives from all factions, send it to our colleagues in the regions, and worked at it one more time with experts and the Russian Government. After that, we will consider it at the next meeting of the State Duma.”

The document proposes to introduce a number of economic and political measures, including a ban or restriction on the importation to the Russian Federation of medicinal products or medicines manufactured in the United States of America and/or other foreign states in accordance with the list of such products and medicines to be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation. This ban or restriction will not apply to medicinal products and medicines, the analogs of which are not manufactured in the Russian Federation and/or foreign states.