The Committee of the state Duma recommended to reject the project on the prohibition of advertising of drugs on TV

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The state Duma Committee on health protection recommended to reject the bill, the liberal democratic party to ban advertising of medicines on television.

Earlier, the deputies of the LDPR faction headed by party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky in the Duma introduced a bill to ban advertising of drugs on television and radio programs.

According to the authors of the bill, the proposed ban on advertising of medicines will not limit the rights of consumers to receive information on on the market medicinal products, as this information can be obtained on the Internet.

In the opinion of the Committee on health, the authors of the bill have not considered the issue sufficiently. For example, the prohibition would not apply to dietary Supplements. Therefore, the Russians under the influence of television to completely switch to self-medication such additives, I think some members of the Committee.

In addition, members of the Committee drew attention to the fact that the current legislation already restricts TV advertising of prescription drugs.

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