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A Barrier to Falsified Products

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved a counter-strategy against illegal circulation of industrial products. The corresponding Decree of December 5, 2016 No 2592-r has been published at the website of the Government of the Russian Federation.

The document concerns implementation of the Strategy intended to reduce the volume of illegal circulation of industrial products in the territory of Russia on the whole and by individual areas, improve the efficacy of control and supervision in the part of struggle against illegal circulation of industrial products, establish a unique system of monitoring of situation in the field of combating illegal circulation of industrial products.

The main objectives of the Strategy include improvement of regulatory improvement of activity in the field of opposition to illegal circulation of industrial products, introduction of product traceability systems at all stages of production, processing, movement, storage and marketing.

All the above fully refers to the pharmaceutical industry which quite often reveals violation: expensive drugs are falsified, products without Russian label, which have not passed a procedure of confirming compliance with compulsory safety requirements are released to the market, etc. Significant part of violations involves internet-pharmacies.

There is a problem of falsified medical devices, falsification of accompanying documents, incompliance with established quality and safety requirements.

Falsified drugs and medical devices threaten the life and health of citizens. Approval of a counter-strategy against illegal circulation of industrial products in respect to pharmaceutical and medical industry implies, first of all, prevention of a threat of life and health harm, ensuring national safety.

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