: :inin Kyiv (EET)

MPs adopt amendments to law on medicines


Lawmakers have approved at second attempt amendments to the legislation on changing the system of registration of medicines in Ukraine.
A total of 230 MPs voted for the law introducing amendments to the law of Ukraine on medicines regarding the circulation and state control over the quality of medicines imported into the customs territory of Ukraine.
According to MP Iryna Herashchenko, Ukrainians, under the current system of registration of medicines, were deprived of a chance to get vaccinated.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, who was present in the parliament’s session hall, said that these amendments would help introduce in Ukraine a European procedure for the registration of medicines and stop bribery. He also noted that European medicines would be sold in Ukraine at a lower price.
The prime minister also said that due to these amendments 509,000 Ukrainian would have access to vaccines against tuberculosis.

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