The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading and as a whole the bill #5122, which officially bans the sale of medicine to minors. 241 MPs voted in favor.
The online broadcast of the plenary session can be viewed HERE.
The law amends Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine "On Medicines" proposing to ban the sale of medicinal products to citizens under 14 years of age. In case the age of the buyer is hard to determine, a document certifying the age should be provided.
According to the document, the sale of medicines (including remote purchases) to minors, as well as the delivery of medicines to the final consumer is prohibited. If a person who directly retails medicines and/or delivers medicines to the end consumer has doubts about the age the buyer, it is due to request a passport of a citizen of Ukraine or another document confirming his age. If the buyer refuses to provide such a document, the sale (release) of medicines to this person is prohibited.
This law enters into force on the day following the day of its publication.