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Offline Gipsy

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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
You don't need a prescription for antibiotics here.

In Russia I gather they changed the law on that about 4 years ago - and now you do, but you can still buy it if you know where. But this isn't something like that anyway.

Antibiotics are OTC.

Have never heard of any form of prescription in Russia, Yet.

Have also never encountered any "Yuri suppliers", though I wouldn't put it past there being such a thing... (Its Russia after all).

My medicines are all purchased through the local Apteka, and normally take a few days to arrive as mostly, they come from Switzerland ( not necessarily manufactured there ).

Russia, has several of the biggie pharm companies manufacturing their products in the country these days (about 50% of annual requirements), with a target to produce 90% of annual requirement in country by 2020.

The importation of meds is very strictly controlled nowadays, so very few placebo's are to be found I would suggest.

Some drugs must be ordered by the doctor/hospital, as they are controlled strictly, this may also be the case for those which you need..
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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 10:21:16 AM »
But what of a drug that is £500 a course for example?

Plenty of fakes around in those places in Russia, too.

Unless it was a treatment developed in Russia, I would think that you
should be able to buy it cheaper in the UK or Canada and the risk of 
buying fake pills is greatly diminished.

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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 12:11:51 PM »
But what of a drug that is £500 a course for example?

Plenty of fakes around in those places in Russia, too.

Unless it was a treatment developed in Russia, I would think that you
should be able to buy it cheaper in the UK or Canada and the risk of 
buying fake pills is greatly diminished.

I would very much doubt that one could not purchase the medicines in the Uk without a prescription, unless one got them on the internet, then there may be a problem if caught importing them into the UK., unless one knows an English "Yuri".

Then there could be problems sending such stuff by post into Russia.

If one were to carry such medicines with them, and were caught, and cannot prove that they were for personal use, again problems...

Maybe better purchase in Russia to avoid any sh1t..

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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 01:50:47 PM »
then there may be a problem if caught importing them into the UK.

Pharmaceuticals from overseas are routinely imported into the UK by mail and courier, whatever the rules might be.

Then there could be problems sending such stuff by post into Russia.

Pharmaceuticals from overseas are routinely imported into Russia by mail and courier, whatever the rules might be.

Maybe better purchase in Russia to avoid any sh1t..

Which brings us back to the question: Where is the legit supply chain when Aptekas simply say "We dont have that" and ones from some Yuri might be fake?
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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 08:52:45 AM »
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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »
I noticed the other day that at least some of the reputable online suppliers of Indian pharmaceuticals are no longer supplying to Russia, just as they don't supply Estonia, Finland or Sweden.

Those guys will supply to anywhere they can make a profit and the margins on this stuff are obscene. That tells me that Russia is watching imports much more closely than before. At the same time, that implies, to me at least, that the supply of fake products is likely to have gone down.

Interesting article from a few years ago: http://www.dw.com/en/russia-dabbles-big-time-in-fake-pharma/a-18466188 Unfortunately, as with many similar articles there's a purposeful conflation of the term fake (or counterfeit) with copy. For example, if one sees tablets that are badly made counterfeits of Phizer's Viagra then the chances are that the product will not contain any active ingredient but a product that is marketed as, for example, Silagra, a product that is made using Phizer's developed chemistry, then the chances are that it will contain the real drug. Plenty of these 'generics' available over there.

A brief overview of drug-related legislation and procedures: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Intelligence/Pharmaceutical-Trademarks/2017/Country-chapters/Russia

Electronic prescribing is now getting started in Moscow (EMIAS) and will, I am sure spread rapidly, as it did in Estonia, and for the same reasons: to reduce prescription costs, stop illegal prescriptions, make the process more convenient for patients and to enable access to medical info for professionals from one location to another. Gone are the days, for me, when a girlfriend would ask me for a list of medications for which I wanted a script, a script given in exchange for a small gift to the doctor.

Pharmaceuticals in Russia are now packaged such that an individual pack can be traced from buyer back to the manufacturer. This makes the institutionalized selling of counterfeit products much, much harder.
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Re: Pharmaceuticals in Russia
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:22 PM »
The sketch that Andrew draws is about the same for Ukraine. What is perhaps a variation is said medicine ordered on line is delivered to a pharmacy for patient to collect in person. It should be noted for those unfamiliar with the former Soviet Union that this is a region of hypochondriacs and worry warts.

Most medication here (Ukraine) compared to North America is more than half the price lower.

As Andrew also indicates there is a substantial difference between a copy (generic) and a forgery (placebo).
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