Will the Development of the Russian Pharmaceutical Industry Lead to Movement Towards Self-Regulation?

Will the Development of the Russian Pharmaceutical Industry Lead to Movement Towards Self-Regulation?

By: Evan Bonnstetter.

The Russian pharmaceutical industry is rapidly growing and is poised to continue on this trajectory in the next several years. This growth coincides with concerted action by the Russian government to foster development in Russian-manufactured pharmaceuticals as part of its broader strategy to develop its pharmaceutical industry. However, with growth comes growing pains, and in the coming months and years Russian government and industry will encounter challenges, the solutions to which will shape the contours of the pharmaceutical market in Russia.

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A Mammoth of a Problem—Effectively Regulating the Russian Mammoth Tusk Ivory Trade

A Mammoth of a Problem—Effectively Regulating the Russian Mammoth Tusk Ivory Trade

By: Evan Bonnstetter.

While mammoth tusks have been collected from Russia for decades now, new techniques pose grave consequences for the environment. Attempts by local authorities to regulate the removal of tusks have been unsuccessful, and while the federal government possesses primary authority it has left this practice largely unregulated. While the removal and sale of mammoth tusks promises great financial reward, regulation is necessary to mitigate the negative effects. The federal government must either regulate this area itself, or enable local authorities to do so.

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