To determine efficacy of labeling with control symbols of drugs and provide traceability from manufacturer to consumer, Russian Ministry of Health offers to conduct a voluntary experiment as follows. Drugs will be labeled with control symbols identified using a special information system.
The project of decree of the Russian Government “On Experiment on Labeling with Control (Identification) Symbols of Drugs for Medicinal Use” has already been prepared by the Ministry of Health. It lays down the rules of labeling of drugs, parameters of information system, and the list of data to be sourced by participants of the experiment. The organization and methodological details will be provided by the Federal Tax Service, Russian Ministry of Health and Roszdravnadzor.
It is planned to launch the experiment on January 1, 2017.
Draft of decree is available at the following link: http://regulation.gov.ru/p/51149.
It is expected that it will become effective in September, 2016.