In some regions, it is planned to launch a pilot project for the sale of prescription drugs via the Internet, said the head of Roszdravnadzor Alla Samoilova. According to her, later the project can be expanded to the whole country. From which regions it will begin its implementation, she did not specify.
“Today we are discussing the issue of selling prescription drugs. This is a question that will probably still be resolved, since some regions are now being launched in a pilot mode, then it will most likely be adopted as a whole for the whole country, ”said the head of Roszdravnadzor at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (quote from“ RIA News”).
In April 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the remote sale of OTC drugs and medical supplies. The law does not apply to narcotic, potent and psychotropic drugs and preparations containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol.
In February 2021, the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains (RAAS; includes Rigla, 36.6, Neo-Pharm and other market players) complained to the Prosecutor General’s Office about the Internet pharmacy Sber Eapteka and the Zdorov. RU”. The RAAS believes that Sber Eapteka and Zdorov.ru are engaged in remote sale of prescription drugs.