May 20 the state Duma in the third reading passed a billaccording to which to import for personal use of drugs with highly potent or toxic substances will be by prescription. Now the passage of such drugs is equated to smuggling.

As reported TASS, under the new rules with the passage of the drug across the border citizen will have to have with documents or their copies containing information about the name and number of the assigned drug. Documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

This applies to all medicines, the components of which are included in the official list of potent substances. This, in particular, some steroids, some hormones, antipsychotic medications, agents used for the treatment of overweight, and also serious pain medicine.

For products containing toxic substances, over-the-counter without a prescription (combined medicines in the form of ointments, gels, creams containing bee or snake venom), the documents are not needed.

The Director of the Department of drug supply and regulation of medical devices circulation of the Ministry of health Elena Maksimkina explained to journalists that the restriction on the importation from abroad will affect only a small group of substances.

“This is a very limited group of medicines. They include anabolic steroids, clonidine, some means of anesthesia. Then there are those drugs for which it is possible to abuse “, – quotes its “Interfax”.

Until the law signed by the President, all these drugs cannot be imported to Russia, their transportation through border of the Customs Union, even for personal use is equivalent to smuggling. Under article 226.1 of the criminal code for that, the punishment shall be deprivation of liberty for a term of three to seven years and fines of up to 1 million rubles.




The state Duma adopted the law on import to Russia of hard drugs 20.05.2016

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