Selling Drugs Online Prohibited in Ukraine

Jan 27 2012 - 12:05

Ukraine’s Health Ministry order regulating the manufacture, wholesale and retail sale of drugs came into force on December 29, 2011.

The order outlines new licensing conditions and prohibits the sale of drugs via the Internet, post offices and outlets other than the pharmacies and institutions indicated in the order.

According to Ukraine’s State Inspectorate for the Quality Control of Medicines, 2.5 million substandard, non-registered or counterfeit packages of medicine were sold in Ukraine in 2010; almost 50 percent of the counterfeit drugs were obtained through the Internet.

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Source: National Radio Company of Ukraine

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