In two pharmacies in the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region medicines, which were produced in Georgia, were confiscated by the de-facto Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tskhinvali region.
The sale of Georgia-made products, including medicines, is prohibited by a resolution of the de-facto government in the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region, adopted in 2006.
Local doctors in the Tskhinvali region prescribe medicines, which are produced in Georgia, as there is no quality control mechanism in South Ossetia.
This is not the first case of pharmacies undergoing inspections and confiscations of Georgia-made products in the Russia-occupied territory.
The resolution forbids the import and sale of meat, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water and other allegedly “low-quality” foods from Georgia. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)