THE STATE DUMA APPROVED AMENDMENTS ON OPERATIONAL WITHDRAWAL OF NON-CONDITIONAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the third, final reading adopted amendments to 323-FZ „On the basics of public health protection in the Russian Federation“ concerning the circulation of medical products and the powers of Roszdravnadzor to seize falsified, substandard and counterfeit products. The specific regulations for the withdrawal of substandard medical products from circulation will be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

In particular, the law introduces the obligation of the owners of counterfeit, substandard or counterfeit medical products to pay the costs of removing substandard products from circulation, and not just their destruction.

In turn, substandard and falsified medical devices can be withdrawn from circulation and destroyed on the basis of the decision of their owner, Roszdravnadzor or a court decision. Counterfeit medical devices will be subject to seizure and destruction only by a court decision