Russia has proposed the creation of collection points expired drugs

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in photobacteria medicine at the pharmacy. Archival photoRussia has proposed the creation of collection points expired drugs© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Senator Sergei Kalashnikov was sent to the Ministry of health request, which asks the Agency to clarify, where Russians can take drugs with expired shelf life, and offers to organize a special reception points expired medicine, writes «the parliamentary newspaper».

Now in Russia the law expired medicines prohibited for sale and should be stored separately from other drugs. The place where they could be disposed of, no.

«One of the most urgent environmental problem is the disposal of expired medicines. The problem is as before all medical institutions, including pharmacies, and the public,» – said in the letter, the text of which is in the order of publication.

The Senator asked the asked the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova to inform him about the normative regulation of the problem and the plans of the Department to improve the system of disposal of expired drugs across the country, the newspaper reports.

Kalashnikov also proposed to organize special points of reception from the population of expired medicines.

«Abroad people are conscious, and we have, unfortunately, not very much. Any suggestions for encouraging people to take drugs with expired shelf life have not passed. So today, the Russians did not hesitate throwing away medications in the trash, which, of course, very bad,» the newspaper quoted his letter.