Terminally ill, the Russians decided to toughen punishment for drug discovery

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The State Duma adopted in the first reading the package of bills toughening the responsibility for Internet sales of counterfeit medicines and biologically active additives (dietary Supplements). This is stated on the website of the lower house of Parliament.

At the same time, the law will hinder the access of patients to the Russians to non-resident drugs, reported on his page in Facebook the Deputy Director of the hospice “House of a lighthouse” the lead of Maniava. “Rather than establish a state system of legal support of patients with epilepsy and in need of palliative care patients diazepam in microclyster, vital medicines that are not registered in Russia — to block only illegal way to get children drugs?” — she was indignant.

According to her, after the arrest of a single mother Catherine Connoway, an accused drug dealer while attempting to sell such a drug, the staff of the children’s hospice appealed to President of Russia Vladimir Putin. They said that parents of terminally ill children are forced to buy drugs from dealers on the Internet and resell to each other if they did not come with the risk of criminal prosecution due to the fact that there are no arrangements at the expense of the Ministry of health unregistered antiepileptic drugs.

“In response to this letter, we were called to the Ministry, where two hours was told that it is a very difficult problem, there are different ways to solve it, they can take several years. And now in the state found a shorter and easier way to mom bought drugs and not resold to each other, just to shut this down completely,” concluded Moniava.

In July last year, Konnova purchased for a six year old son who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, anticonvulsant drug. The cure stopped to help her dying son and she is raising two children without a spouse and in need of funds, decided to sell the drug to one of the participants of the forum of parents of sick children. The cost was 3250 rubles.

The buyer was a law enforcement officer, accusing it of trade with psychotropic drugs. She faced up to eight years in prison. The network began an active collecting signatures for the immediate cessation of criminal prosecution of the woman. After that the interior Ministry has cancelled the decision about excitation of criminal case.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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