Georgia to ban sale of medicines to minors

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 21

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgia will ban the sale of medicine to minors from September 1, 2014, chairman of the Health Care and Social Issues Committee of the Georgian Parliament Dimitri Khundadze told media Aug. 21.

Georgia's law "On medicaments and pharmaceutical activity" has been amended.

"After the amendments come into force, minors will be unable to buy medicine in pharmacies even with a prescription," he stressed. "If the pharmacist violates the law, he will be fined 500 lari [1 lari = $0.58]."

"There is a similar ban on alcohol and tobacco, therefore, these changes are timely and necessary," he added.

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