Kyrgyzstan has started enforcing the medicines tracking system that was introduced in October 2022.
The healthcare officials have asked the pharmaceutical companies to mark the medicines according to the guidelines provided in the tracking system provisions.
The compliance is mandatory across the healthcare sphere including the pharmacies, pharmaceuticals importers and producers, the government healthcare organizations and other structures.
The tracking system is meant to ensure the safety of the medicines and combat the counterfeit medical products.
The drugs will be tracked from their import into the country to the end consumer in pharmacies. Information on the availability of specific medicines will also be available in hospitals. Citizens will be able to check the legality of the purchased medicine using a mobile application and get all the necessary information on it.
Medicines consumption data collected through the system will be used to develop a national healthcare strategy.
In 2012, Turkey (Turkiye) became the first country in the world to implement the end-to-end pharmaceutical track and trace system in order to secure the domestic pharmaceutical supply chain.
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