The sale of medicines containing alcohol or its analogues may be tightened in Russia, Izvestia writes.

The government commission for the prevention of crime, headed by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Kolokoltsev , gave the Ministry of Health of the country a recommendation to consider the issue of “excluding the possibility of state registration of medications identical in composition to medical alcohol.” can be used in the production of illegal alcoholic products.

It is noted that last year in Russia the number of fatal cases of poisoning by illegal alcohol increased by almost 14%.

It is assumed that the Ministry of Health will report on the work done until February 1 next year.

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