“The Government of the Russian Federation is to prepare... a draft federal law providing for an experiment on the implementation by retailers of prescription drugs for medical use remotely,” follows from the text of the order.

The deadline for drafting the bill is July 1, 2022, with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Senator Andrei Turchak and head of the All-Russian public organization Delovaya Rossiya Alexei Repik appointed responsible for the preparation.

Earlier, Roszdravnadzor sent a letter to the chief physicians of medical organizations with a demand to strengthen control over prescriptions for drugs.