Media: in the Russian Federation is expected to change the rules of import of medicines
Medicines and medical products have the opportunity to become the first products that will be allowed for parallel imports in the Russian Federation, writes on the last working day of the week.
in November 2014 Kommersant said that the Federal Antimonopoly service considers the early legalization of parallel imports (without the consent of the owner) insurance against foreign judgments which have the ability to restrict the supply of individual items through the official distributors. The issue of dependence on Western imports rose sharply after the punishments regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. One of the most sensitive areas of Medicine. According to the Ministry of health, the share of foreign drugs in Russia is more than 70%.
The list of items that are the first to have the opportunity to allow for parallel imports was discussed on Thursday at a meeting with first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, writes the print edition referring to 2 participants. The Secretariat Shuvalov edition revealed the fact of the meeting. It is planned that the project will be implemented over one or two years and after detailed analysis will be made the conclusion about expediency of its spread to other groups of subjects.
"If the proposed mechanism will enable to reduce prices for essential Medicines, which are not produced in the Russian Federation, this ought to do. This could be another tool for crisis management ", - said " y " authorized one of the specialized agencies.
in addition, the idea arose to create a mechanism for conducting investigations "in order to prevent abuse of the exclusive right to trademark" added print edition citing a source.
currently the product with the brand in the Russian Federation may import only the copyright holder or officially authorized to them by the provider. Parallel imports are considered infractions of exclusive rights to the trademark.