Government of Russian Federation, on initiative of MIA of Russia, is expanding list of potent and toxic substances for purposes of Article 234 and other articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation

Today, the Ordnance of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 27, 2019 No. 667 “On Amending the Ordnance of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2007 No. 964” entered into force.

According to this Ordinance, the drugs Pregabalin, Tropicamide and Tapentadol were included in the list of potent and toxic substances. Also, the large size has been set for them for the purposes of Article 234 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

It should be noted that the classification of these substances as potent does not complicate the prescription of medicines containing them, since they are included in the list of medicines for medical use subject to quantitative metering, approved by order of the Ministry of Health of Russia dated April 22, 2014 No. 183n.

In addition, the measure that allows the prosecution of persons guilty of illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, and shipping for purposes of sale, as well as illegal distribution of potent substances, is an effective tool of combating the illegal distribution of medicines used for non-medical purposes.

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