Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree to extend the simplified drug labeling procedure for another seven months, until February 2022, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports. This regime was introduced at the beginning of November last year. Then it was said that it will function until all participants in the industry are fully ready.
“Given the increased demand for medicines and the epidemiological situation, the simplified regime will be in effect until February 1, 2022, so that recipients of drug consignments do not depend on errors or delays on the part of their suppliers,” the statement said.
In accordance with the simplified procedure, pharmacies and distributors are not required to wait from suppliers for confirmation of drug intake in order to put these drugs on balance and release them for sale: the labeling system automatically confirms such information. As indicated by the government, this speeds up drug transactions and reduces the risks of drug shortages in pharmacies.
At the same time, from July 1, the simplified procedure no longer applies to medicines that are imported into Russia from abroad. As explained in the government, this functionality has ceased to be in demand by companies – in the past three months it has been used only twice.
For more information about the simplified drug administration scheme, read the material of “Kommersant” “Labeling is prescribed simplicity.”