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Botulinum toxin – poison or drug?

Not so long ago it became known that the American biopharmaceutical company AbbVie became the lucky owner of the Irish manufacturer of drugs Allergan. According to the representative of AbbVie, this acquisition will allow the company to focus on the development of new drugs without compromising the business. Allergan’s portfolio includes drugs for the treatment of ophthalmic, neurological and gastrointestinal

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Triclosan in the composition of medical products

Not so long ago on our site there were published several articles devoted to the most sensational categories of substances, which are often included in cosmetics and medicines, as well as in medical devices and raise disputes among consumers, manufacturers, environmentalists and other communities. (Read more about this in the articles about parabens and silicons). Triclozan is also the subject

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Reference, generic and biosimilar drugs

As part of the consideration of the procedure for registration of medicines it is worth paying attention to such groups of drugs as reference (= Brand name), generic and biosimilar drugs. According to statistics, more than 60% of drugs on the Russian market are generics, or reproduced drugs. Definitions According to the Federal Law 61 reference drug is called a

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Import of samples for declaration of perfumery and cosmetic products

Declaration of perfumery and cosmetic products on the territory of the customs union becomes a difficult task for foreign manufacturers. In particular, it is a question of import of samples to the territory of the Russian Federation. Just a few months ago, it was possible to use any samples on the hands for declaration purposes. However, everything has changed since

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Silicons in cosmetics, drugs and medical devices

Nowadays, we can often hear that certain cosmetic products do not contain parabens and silicones. About what parabens are, what they are used for and how dangerous they are, you can read here. As for silicones, they are widely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, as well as in medical practice. Since 2002, approximately 470,000 tons of silicones have

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Approvals for drugs

Our new topic about drugs regulation: what are drugs and how to determine it from borderline products? how to receive state registration and permission for clinical trials? what actions are required for pharmaceutical substance? Find answers in our new big topic – by link.

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Medical devices that include components of animal origin

 An extensive group of medical devices (MDs) includes completely different products that may include different components. In the section devoted to MD, articles about drugs as part of MD have been published more than once (here and here). However, in addition to medicinal substances, various components of animal origin can be included in MD. Product overview Among the MD, which

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Medical devices and telemedicine

After implementation of Federal Law, No 242-FZ dated 07.29.2017 “On the implementation of changes in certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation regarding the application of information technologies in healthcare” (also known as “the Telemedicine Act”), the question may emerge (and for many it has long since emerged): what is the proper definition for the term “telemedicinal device”. There are

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Special aspects of import of medical devices, which include precursors of narcotic substances

In the medical device market, there is a large number of products that contain various chemicals in the composition – active pharmaceutical substances, ancillary substances, as well as precursors of narcotic substances. This article is devoted to the peculiarities of the import of such devices. What are narcotic substances and their precursors? According to Federal Law No. 3 “On Narcotic

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