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25-10-2011The parliament of Ukraine supported the criminalization of drug counterfeiting

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has voted unanimously in favour of new legislation 3718-17 which will criminalize the production and trafficking of counterfeit drugs.

Two hundred and fifty seven MP’s voted in favour of the proposed change to the country’s criminal code, which will see the addition of an article entitled ‘Medicine counterfeiting, or the trafficking of counterfeit medicine’.

The article states that the production, sale, purchase, transportation or storage of counterfeit pharmaceutical goods with the intent to sell will be punishable through hefty fines, confiscation of equipment and raw materials and in some cases imprisonment for up to three years.

 

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