On October 1, 2015, the new versions of the following regulations will come into legal force and effect: The Rules for the state registration and re-registration of maximum sale prices set by pharmaceutical manufacturers for medicines on the list of vital and essential drugs.
Following lengthy discussion and despite the criticism of experts, RF Government Decree No. 102 "On Restricting the Admission of Certain Types of Medical Devices Originating in Foreign States for the Purposes of Procurement for State and Municipal Needs" (hereinafter "Decree 102") was adopted on February 5, 2015.
Russian Health Ministry ("Health Ministry") Order of October 22, 2012. No. 428n on Approval of the Administrative Rules for Provision of the State Service of State Registration of Medical Products for Medical Use has entered into force. This order introduces a new procedure ("Rules") for registration of medical products for medical use.
The second reading of the bill on the principles of protecting citizens' health, which caused an unprecedented storm of criticism from medical professionals and the pharmaceutical community when it passed the first reading, has been deferred by the State Duma until fall 2011.