Azerbaijani Health Ministry Invited to Parliament Due to Sale of Prohibited Drug
Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 April / Trend corr. I.Alizade / Out of 6,000 medicals available in drug-stores in Azerbaijan only 3,200 were registered at the Health Ministry and permitted for sale. "Medicals available in drug-stores, but have not been registered by the State, might cause serious danger for human health," MP Rafael Jabrailov stated in the parliamentary session on 25 April.
In December 2006, the Azerbaijani Parliament passed the Bill on 'Medicals'. The Bill envisages prohibition over the sale of medicals which have not been registered by the State. The articles, which envisage criminal proceeding for sale of prohibited medicals, were introduced into the Criminal Code and Administrative Offence Code of Azerbaijan.
Jabrailov believes that the Parliament should discuss the situation in the drugstores with participation of the Health Ministry.
"This issue is connected with the national security of Azerbaijan. Health Ministry asked time till 1 March in order to carry out the state registration over the drug-stores in the country. However, the sold medicals have not been registered so far," MO stated.
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