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Open Russian OTC Market Would Come With Challenges

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Expanding nonprescription drug sales in Russia from pharmacies to grocery stores would open doors to new sales, but the huge emerging market presents significant hurdles to firms looking to fully capitalize on the opportunity

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