According to the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Article 19 of the Law of Ukraine“ On Medicinal Products” in relation to Electronic Retail Trade in Medicinal Products”, which was adopted on September 17, 2020, some innovations have been introduced. From October 14 of this year, according to the rules of electronic retail trade in medicines, Subject of entrepreneurial activity, which has the right to retail medicines, can do it using information and communication systems remotely, as well as deliver medicines to the end- consumer.
At the same time, the Law prohibits electronic retail and delivery to the final consumer:
of medicines, the sale (release) of which to citizens is carried out on the prescriptions of doctors (except for trading with the use of electronic prescriptions in the prescribed manner);
drugs related to narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors;
potent, toxic, radioactive and immunobiological drugs, the list of which is determined in the prescribed manner.
All responsibility to the end- consumer for maintaining the quality of compliance with the storage conditions specified by the manufacturer, including during the delivery of a medicinal product sold remotely, rests with the relevant business entity licensed to conduct electronic retail trade. The latter is administratively and criminally liable for violating the rules of release and delivery of medicines in accordance with the law.
Теtiana Trikoza attorney @ Dynasty Law & Investment