Russian Manufacturers Warn of Possible Vaccine Shortages if New Quality Control Bill Is Passed

By Janet Beal

The Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of the Eurasian Economic Union (AFPES) has submitted letters to the state Duma health protection committee, criticizing draft legislation that would tighten the conditions for monitoring the quality of vaccines, according to Vademecum. Under the new legislation, each vaccine series would be required to undergo mandatory approval by Roszdravnadzor. The manufacturers have stated in the letter that this measure would result in a substantial increase in costs and