The Committee of the state Duma supported the bill on simplification of registration of medicines

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomekhanicheskim production. Archival photoThe Committee of the state Duma supported the bill on simplification of registration of medicines© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The state Duma Committee on health protection at the session on Monday supported a government bill on simplification of state registration of medicinal products, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The bill simplifies the state registration of medicines with the same international non-proprietary name, but with different trade names, manufactured on one production. The document gives the chance to foreign manufacturers to submit a copy of the decision of the Agency relying on the inspection if they have no opinion on the compliance requirements.

Also, the project gives the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation new powers. The Agency can suspend the use of drugs, if they have caused or may cause harm to the life and health of people. Such information as the Agency will pass the inspection body.

In the opinion of the Cabinet, the document will reduce the time of access of medicines to market, will contribute to the development of contract manufacturing of drugs in Russia, giving Russian pharmaceutical companies the ability to produce preparations of other manufacturers.

«The Committee on health, I think, support the concept of the bill and recommends the State Duma to adopt it in the first reading, taking into account the need for its revision for the second reading», — said the member of the Duma Committee on health, Alexander Petrov during the discussion.