Research of approaches to formation of legislation in the sphere of online retail selling (distance selling) of medicines

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15587/2519-4852.2021.201074

Keywords:

medicines, e-retail, information and communication facilities, licensing conditions, pharmaceutical legislation, regulations

Abstract

The aim of the study is to study approaches to the formation of legislation in the field of the online retail selling (distance selling) of medicines in the EU with further development of areas for improvement of pharmaceutical legislation of Ukraine.

Materials and methods. During the research, scientific methods were used, in particular, system-analytical, content analysis, comparative legal, graphic, etc.

Results. The main provisions of the EU Directives 2000/31/EU “On some legal aspects of information services, in particular, electronic commerce, in the internal market” (Directive on electronic commerce) and EU Directive 2001/83 EU “On the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use”, the Council of Europe Convention “On counterfeiting medical products and similar involving threats to public health”, Implementing Regulation of the EU Commission No. 699/2014 of June 24, 2014, as well as the Law of Ukraine “On Electronic Commerce”, “On Medicines”, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU) of March 23, 2020 No. 220, of November 30, 2016 No. 929 and others.

Conclusions. The main directions of improving the current legislation of Ukraine in the field of the online retail selling of medicines are proposed. The necessity to supplement the Regulation “On the State Service of Ukraine for Medicines and Drug Control” (Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of November 30, 2016 No. 929) with certain norms has been substantiated. In particular, to impose on this state body the obligation to register business entities that plan to sell drugs using information and communication means, as well as maintain their Register

Author Biographies

Alina Volkova, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Social Pharmacy

Galyna Boldar, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Social Pharmacy

Oksana Ryshchenko, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Assistant

Department of Social Pharmacy

Iana Proskurova, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Assistant

Department of Social Pharmacy

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Published

2021-10-29

How to Cite

Volkova, A., Boldar, G., Ryshchenko, O., & Proskurova, I. (2021). Research of approaches to formation of legislation in the sphere of online retail selling (distance selling) of medicines. ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science, (5(33), 64–70. https://doi.org/10.15587/2519-4852.2021.201074

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Pharmaceutical Science