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Executive Order on retail sale of medicines

March 17, 2020

The President signed Executive Order On Retail Sale of Medicines for Medical Use.

The Executive Order was signed in order to ensure the availability of medicines for the public and concerns distance (online) selling of non-prescription drugs. The procedure for issuing permits for distance selling of medicines, the requirements to pharmacies that can carry out such retail selling and the procedure for such selling, as well as the rules for the delivery of medicines to purchasers, is established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

In addition, the Government was instructed to tighten control of compliance with the law regarding the circulation of medicines, including the remote retail sale of medicines, including the requirement to prevent the circulation of fabricated, counterfeit, substandard or unregistered medicines.

March 17, 2020