Top Russian Regulator: We Don't Have Authority to Stop Counterfeiters
| Posted: 26 July 2012
By Louise Zornoza, RegLink
Russia's top regulator is claiming Russian regulators are handicapped in the fight against counterfeiting because no penalties exist under Russian law to prohibit the sale and production of counterfeit drugs.
In an television interview, the Acting Head of Roszdravnadzor, Elena Telnov, said her agency is powerless to stop counterfeiters, and provided an exemple of a fake cancer drug in the Rostov region of Russia where counterfeiters were located but could not be prosecuted for lack of a legal basis to proceed. Telnov said she hopes what happened in Rostov will help draw attention to the need for enacting anti-counterfeiting legislation. Telnov’s comments were made in a morning TV talk show in Moscow.
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