Ukraine Ratifies MEDICRIME Convention

Jul 23 2012 - 14:20

On June 7, 2012, Ukraine ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME convention).

MEDICRIME Convention, signed in Moscow on October 28, 2011, is the first international treaty that obligates signatory states to hold the manufacturers and distributors of counterfeit medical products criminally responsible for their acts.

The Convention also aims to protect the rights of victims of the offences established under this Convention and promote national and international co-operation in the fight against fake drugs.

The Convention has not entered into force yet. It will enter into force once ratified by five countries including at least three Council of Europe members.

Prepared by: Maya Kryvoshei

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Source: Ukraine’s State Administration on Medicinal Products

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