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Zelensky signed  law on strengthening criminal liability for faking drugs

Maximum term of imprisonment for sale of counterfeit drugs was increased from 5 to 8 years
19:28, 25 November 2019

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the bill № 1152-1, which provides for increased criminal liability for falsification of medicines and their distribution, including through the Internet. The official website of the president reports it.

The bill increases the term of imprisonment from 3-5 years to 5-8 years in case of proof of guilt in the manufacture, purchase, transportation, sending, storage for the purpose of sale or sale of knowingly falsified drugs.

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Repeated violation, or by a group of persons, or by an official with abuse of office, medical or pharmaceutical worker, or by means of the Internet is a reason for deprivation of liberty for a period of 8 to 10 years with confiscation of property.

If the violation has led to the death of the person or other serious consequences - the person found guilty can be deprived of freedom for 10-15 years or life, with confiscation of property.

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the bill #1031, which provides criminal liability for illegal enrichment in the amount of 256,576 dollars.

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