Russia Adopts New Rules for Destruction of Fake Drugs
On September 3, 2010, the Russian government adopted new rules outlining the procedure for the destruction of substandard and counterfeit drugs.
Under the new rules, only the companies licensed to collect, transport and dispose of grade I to IV waste will be allowed to destroy substandard and counterfeit medications. These companies are required to have access to proper disposal facilities and equipment.
After Russia’s federal health and social development service, Roszdravnadzor, identifies counterfeit or substandard medicines, the owner of the medicines is obligated to remove them from circulation and destroy them within 30 days, at his or her own expense. The owner may however appeal by following a procedure also covered by the new set of rules.
For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.
Source: Securing Pharma
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