Since the entry into force of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Interior Ministry opened nine criminal proceedings on the fact of falsification of medicines, senior officer, inspector of the department of State Service for Combating Economic Crimes of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Hennady Suslo told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, during this period case have not been sent to court yet.

In turn, first deputy head of the State Service of Ukraine on Medicinal Products Inna Demchenko explained that during this period one case was sent to the court, and the judgment was pronounced in it.

"There is one judgment on the HELL company providing for four years in prison," she said, adding that a number of drugs produced under the brand name of the company was recognized as counterfeit and withdrawn from the market of Ukraine.

In addition, Demchenko and Suslo said that there is a conflict of laws, complicating the ability to open criminal proceedings on the fact of falsification of medicines, as the products are disposed of after identifying by State Service of Ukraine on Medicinal Products, and then the law enforcement officers can not institute proceedings because of lack of matter of crime.

They believe that it is necessary to amend the legislation to remove this conflict.

ForUm

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