The list includes 85 international generic drug names; in connection with them, in order to avoid the absence of medicines on the market, special measures may be applied, for example, importation in imported packaging not intended for Russia (all exporters must pack their medicines so that packages and boxes with medicines , as well as the instructions for their use, are issued in the language of the country where the drugs are imported). The list of “risk drugs” is published in the closed part of the State Register of Drugs, reports Pharmvestnik.
The Ministry of Health clarified that the medicines included in this list, “as a matter of priority, measures will be taken to ensure their availability on the market.” In particular, for some drugs on the list, the commission issued a conclusion on the possibility of accelerated registration, it is also allowed to make changes to the registration dossier (in fact, re-registration) using an abbreviated procedure.
For ten drugs on the list, permits can be issued for the importation of a consignment of the drug into Russia in foreign packaging. Another seven drugs not registered in the Russian Federation can be imported under a special permit for temporary circulation.
The “alarming” list of drugs includes a variety of positions, from harmless hydrogen peroxide to, for example, some expensive drugs against cancer, antiepileptic drugs, drugs for the treatment of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, immunodeficiencies and other diseases. serious. Some drugs are included in the list as of July 2022.
The list also includes vaccines: polyvalent against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and also against influenza.