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Ministers Sign a Memorandum

A meeting of ministers responsible for healthcare and pharmaceutics of the Black Sea Economic Union (BEU)  member states was held under chairmanship of Dmitry Kostennikov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

Problems of quality, safety and efficacy of drugs and medicinal devices were discussed, which have become more significant because of low-quality, falsified and counterfeit drugs in the territory of BEU member states.

Dmitriy Kostennikov remarked that the Russian Federation signed Convention of the Council of Europe on struggle with falsification of medical products and similar crimes, threatening public health, relevant normative legal acts have been approved, enlarged, public surveillance functions in this sphere of regulation are extended. He also stressed that Roszdravnadzor systematically performs events on exchange of international best practices in the sphere of control and surveillance of medical product circulation, introduction of modern methods and practices for the purpose of increased efficacy and results of activity.

Exchange of best practices , methods and practices between competent authorities of the BEU member states will further contribute to the common goal that of public health of community and each individual, and promote social and economic development.

Participants of the meeting determined promising areas for further regional cooperation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the sphere of information exchange and cooperation in the field of ensuring the drug quality, efficacy and safety.

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