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Main arrow Archive of previous Issues arrow ╣5 2013 (33) arrow Legislation and control over drug precursors in Russia
Legislation and control over drug precursors in Russia Print
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A.Yu. Abramov1, N.V. Kosolapova2, Yu.V. Mikhailova2, S.V. Tkhai3
1 Moscow Healthcare Department
2 Federal Research Center for Healthcare Organization and Informatics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
3 ôRosplazmaö Russian Medical Research and Production Center, Federal Bio-Medical Agency, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Kirov

Summary. The work is substantiated by the need to know most common ways of legal use of substances included in the Tables I and II of the 1988 Convention and Schedule IV of controlled drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors in the Russian Federation, approved by the Regulation # 681 of the Russian Federation as of 30.06.1998 (as amended on13.06.2013), including processes and end products where such substances can be used to confirm the legitimacy of orders, their production and supplies.

The aim of the work was to evaluate current legislation on precursors to prevent their outflow into illegal use. The Russian legislation related to illegal use of precursors is under development and is being constantly updated and amended along with emergence of new chemicals.

Methods. All effective legal, normative, organizational and methodological acts and documents on control of precursors in the Russian Federation have been reviewed.

Results. This article reviews legal aspects of precursor control. This problem has long been neglected although the use of chemicals in handicraft illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs has been a scourge to the youth.

Conclusions. Our comprehensive analysis of current legislation on precursor control in Russia shows that legal framework is mainly in line with strategies to control illegal use of narcotics and psychoactive substances.

Keywords: precursor; legal (legitimate) use of precursors; illegal use of precursors; measures to control use of precursors; licensing of precursors; regulatory framework for legitimate use of precursors.

 

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