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Enhance Control, Improve Responsibility

As instructed by the Russian President, rules of retail trade of alcohol containing drugs will be tightened. As of July 1, 2017 the government  will introduce the corresponding amendments into the legislation. Stricter rules of manufacture ad circulation of all alcohol-containing products (food, cosmetic etc.), as well as rules of retail sales of medicinal drugs and medical and veterinary devices, containing ethanol. Compulsory labeling will be introduced. The President charged to strengthen responsibility for crimes in the sphere of manufacture and circulation of alcohol-containing products

At the same time, the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova believs that alcoholic  tinctures sold in pharmacies are safe, seeing the source of problem in uncontrolled filling of surrogate spirit as perfume or other products.

However, the Ministry of Health will also limit the sales of alcohol-containing tinctures. According to the deputy Minister of Healthcare Dmitriy Kostennikov limitations on presentation will also be introduced, which will be defined by a specially formed commission. Now maximum two vials of drugs will be sold per customer.  Besides, it is suggested to add a zero excise duty to alcohol-containing products, as a way of control, at the same time excluding price increase.

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