New medicines labeling law
On Government of the Russian Federation website information, that the State Duma will soon get acquainted with the package of bills on the introduction of the state information system for monitoring the movement of medicinal products for medical use from the manufacturer to the final consumer, was appeared.
The government noted that control signs will be used to identify medicinal products. It is also known from official sources that administrative sanctions will be introduced for the production and sale of medicines without special labeling, with violation of the established procedure for its application, for inappropriate introduction or introduction of wrong data into the monitoring system.
The main idea of this kind of monitoring is to protect consumers of medicines from falsified, substandard and counterfeit medicines.
Drugmakers, distributors, one medical institution and two drugstores participated in the testing of the package labeling system with two-dimensional matrix barcodes. The experiment was successful. Its main result was that the products can be successfully tracked.
The marking has already been tested in several regions of the Russian Federation. The experiment involved drugmakers, distributors, medical institutions and pharmacies that operate in several Russian regions. It was suggested to extend the system to the whole country. Soon, marking will become compulsory for all manufacturers and distributors.