The Russian Ministry of Health has proposed importing unregistered drugs and vaccines into the country. Information on the relevant bill published on the federal portal of draft regulations.
The document notes that biomedical products imported into Russia must be included in the state register, in addition to a specific unregistered biomedical cell product, which is intended for its state registration or “to provide medical care to a specific patient for health reasons.”
The Ministry of Health wanted to force the import of drugs not registered in Russia for clinics participating in the Moscow International Medical Cluster (MMMC). They will be obliged to notify the MMMK Foundation of all side and undesirable effects that foreign drugs may cause in patients.
In turn, the fund will keep records of this information. In addition, he will be able to check the quality of imported drugs in laboratories in Russia or the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved simplified rules for the import of medicines for seriously ill patients. The new requirements will come into force on March 1, 2022. Obtaining permits for the import of drugs through a single portal of public services.