Since February 15, Ukraine has introduced the European requirements for the quality of imported drugs, MP from the Party of Regions, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Health Tetiana Bakhteyeva said, the press service of PR reports.

The MP stressed that, according to the official data, the share of imported drugs that are produced in inappropriate conditions amounts to 11% in packages and more than 17% in monetary terms on the Ukrainian pharmaceutical market.

Bakhteyeva also recalled that since March 1, 2013, the economic activity on import of drugs shall be subject to compulsory licensing. Import licensing is a common global standard that ensures the effectiveness of drugs, compliance with the registration dossier of each series of the drug supplied to the market. The norm guarantees the drugs quality, safety and affordability for the patient.

The State Service for Drugs will license the import of drugs. This decision was taken by the government on February 11, 2013 by decree № 103, which will enter into force from March 1.

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