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Expired and Unlicensed Medications Detected on Pharmaceutical Market

Over the past year, Medical Activities Regulatory State Agency has carried out 883 measures for control of violations of pharmaceutical activities.

Activities including lawbreakings were found in 821 cases, including 33 facts of turnover of unpermitted pharmaceutical products; 68 facts of violation of rules for annihilation of expired pharmaceutical products, 102 facts of violation of conditions for storage of pharmaceutical products, 7 facts of illegal pharmaceutical activities without permission of authorized pharmacy and 104 facts of sales of pharmaceutical products without mandatory notification of the agency and other violations. 

“As a result of control measures, 298 093.5 units of medications were deprived and confiscated, including 134 286.5 units of first group pharmaceutical product”, the report reads.

By decree of the head of the regulatory agency, 12 authorized pharmacies were stripped of licenses.