COVID-19: Changes in the Regulations for the Circulation of Drugs and Medical Devices in Russia

6 May 2020
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Key takeaways:
  • New coronavirus infection COVID 19 contagion and restrictive measures taken by the state to combat it promoted accelerated upgrade of regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical goods circulation on the Russian market.
  • Distant sale of pharmaceuticals, possibility of which has been discussed since 2017, has been permitted.
  • The Government introduced fast-track state registration of pharmaceuticals and medical goods intended for prophylactics and treatment of COVID-19 and special rules of their circulation, effective in 2020.