Russia restricts government procurement of foreign medicine
On 10 December 2015, Russian Government Resolution No. 1289 of 30 November 2015 (hereinafter, “Resolution No. 1289”), which restricts the inclusion of foreign medical products on the list of Vital and Essential Medicines, was enacted. The resolution was published on the official website of the Government of the Russian Federation on 2 December 2015.
The resolution was prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2015 as part of the implementation of the Plan of Priority Measures to Ensure Sustainable Economic Development and Social Stability. However, discussions on restricting imported medicines in government procurement have been ongoing since 2013.