The delivery of over-the-counter medicines can be ordered by phone or online. The Government has approved the procedure for issuing permits for the distance selling of medicines, requirements for pharmacies, the procedure for sales, and the delivery of medicines.
In order to obtain the right to conduct distance selling, a pharmacy must send an application and a package of documents to Roszdravnadzor. The service will review them within five days. After that, the pharmacy will be able to take orders online or by phone, as well as deliver medicines.
To obtain the permit, a pharmacy must have a license for this type of activity that was issued at least one year ago, a website or mobile application, and its own courier service or an agreement with a company providing such services.
The Ministry of Healthcare has been instructed to monitor the implementation of the approved rules and submit a report on the results to the Government within six months from the date the resolution comes into force.