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25 September 2020, 18:35

Minister: EAEU is guided by WHO recommendations as it develops medicines market

MOSCOW, 25 September (BelTA) - Common markets of medicines and medical products of the Eurasian Economic Union are being set up based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Viktor Nazarenko, a member of the EEC Board (Minister) on Technical Regulation, said following a meeting with a delegation of the WHO European Regional Office headed by its director Hans Kluge, BelTA has learned.

“The EAEU has drawn up the necessary regulatory framework for the common market of medicines and then the common market of medical products,” said Viktor Nazarenko. “These documents largely rely on the WHO recommendations. Moreover, we send all our draft documents to the World Health Organization experts so that they can voice their opinion in a timely manner,” he added.

The EEC minister recalled that the EAEU is creating a pharmacopoeia, the second integration pharmacopoeia after the European one. "This is a huge work. We are working in collaboration with WHO specialists and European experts and are guided by the European Pharmacopoeia," he said. "It is very important for us that our documents meet the requirements of the time thanks to this cooperation."

Viktor Nazarenko added that the EEC and the WHO have drafted a memorandum of cooperation. The document is expected to be signed before the end of the year.

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