The head of the health Ministry expects the disappearance of counterfeit drugs in Russia in 2020
The head of Roszdravnadzor Mikhail Murashko said that by 2021 it is planned to get rid of counterfeiting and falsification in a licensed pharmacy chains. This happens largely due to the new system of marking medicines, he said in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”.
“By the end of 2020 we plan to achieve these results (to get rid of counterfeit and falsification. — Ed.) on a licensed market. The more that will work marking system of medicines”, — said Muratov.
The head of Roszdravnadzor also noted that in 2017 compared to two previous years, the number of counterfeit drugs in circulation has dropped by more than two times.
Labeling of drugs with special labels Data Matrix will become mandatory from 1 January 2020. The relevant bill was passed in the state Duma of Russia.