February 2, 2015

Marketing of Drugs Before Their Expiration Date

On 23 January 2015 the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 954 «On Changes to the Procedure of Prohibition (Temporary Prohibition) and Renewal of Circulation of Drugs on the Territory of Ukraine» dated 12 December 2014 came into force.

This Order was developed for the purpose of compliance of the aforementioned Procedure with the Law of Ukraine dated 20 October 2014 No. 1707-VII «On Changes to the Law of Ukraine «On Drugs» in Relation to Circulation of Drugs and the State Control over Quality of Imported Drugs on the Territory of Ukraine».

From now on, decision on prohibition and renewal of circulation of drugs on the territory of Ukraine after expiration of the term for which such drugs were authorized in Ukraine, as well as their further use is possible under registration renewal. After registration renewal, the term of use of a drug in Ukraine is unlimited.

Also, it was established that any medicine, circulating during the allowed term of authorization in Ukraine, can be used and marketed in Ukraine up until its expiration date, specified by the manufacturer and indicated on the packaging.

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