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Ukraine relaxes registration of imported medicines from big countries

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Staff Writer | August 10, 2016
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft resolution facilitating the registration of imported medicines in Ukraine and narrowing it to 10 days.
Ulana Suprun
Public health   10 days for decision making
"The adoption of the draft resolution would help to improve the registration of medicines in Ukraine.

"It will help to relax the registration of medicines that had been registered by authorized agencies of the United States, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada and the European Union and cut the term for decision making to 10 day," acting Health Minister of Ukraine Ulana Suprun said.

The government backed the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development and Trade Minister Stepan Kubiv to revise the clause of the document that requires having the conclusions of the expert department of the Health Ministry for the registration of medicines.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the facilitation of the registration of imported medicines in Ukraine would reduce prices of medicines.

"The bill has been passed, and our task is to approve all the required government decisions so that high-quality medicines can enter Ukraine. I ask profile ministries to take the issue under personal control, as I know that there would be attempts to sabotage it.

"It is important for us that Ukrainians receive a wide range of high-quality medicines and the price is cut. I am sure that in coming months this would happen," Groysman said.

The simplified registration applies to the medicines made and used in the countries with strong regulatory authorities: the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Switzerland and the European Union. The term for registering these medicines is reduced to 10 working days.