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UZBEKISTAN RESTRICTS UNAUTHORIZED PRODUCTION, SALE AND IMPORT OF MEDICINES

On 17 September 2009, Uzbekistan adopted amendments to the Law “On Medicines and Pharmaceutical Activity” of 25 April 1997, as amended (the “Law on Medicines”), and corresponding amendments to the “Criminal Code” of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 22 September 1994, as amended (the “Criminal Code”), to the “Criminal Procedure Code” of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 22 September 1994, as amended (the “Criminal Procedure Code”), and to the Code of the Administrative Responsibility of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 22 September 1994, as amended (the “Administrative Responsibility Code”).

The primary purpose of these amendments is to tighten control over the production, import and sale of counterfeit medicines, defective medicines and illegal copies of medicines registered in Uzbekistan. To achieve this purpose, the Law on Medicines has been amended to reflect new definitions of counterfeit medicines, defective medicines and illegal copies of medicines registered in Uzbekistan and to ban the production, sale and import of the same into Uzbekistan.

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