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Legislation: Toward higher penalties of fake medicines trade in Israel

Legislation: Toward higher penalties of fake medicines trade in Israel

November 13th 2015 - www.securingindustry.com

Counterfeit medicines are a well-known scourge in Israel. Indeed, the Ministry of Health has reported, in the last few years, a string of incidents including the presence in the supply chain of fake drugs very resembling genuine drugs. To address this public health threat, a bill is currently being discussed by Israel government. It changes the maximum prison sentence applied to the traffic of counterfeit, stolen or expired medicines from six months to three years.