• Bill to Enhance Fines, Penalties for Falsifying Medical Products Passes Congress

    • 24 September 2012
    A piece of legislation set to increase the amount of fines and severity of penalties for counterfeiters and thieves of medical products has passed both the US House of Representatives and Senate by unanimous consent. The legislation, known at the Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2010 (SAFE DOSES Act ) , was first introduced in March 2012 by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). As reported by Regulatory Foc...
  • Pending Legislation Would Enhance Penalties for Theft, Falsification of Medical Products

    • 25 June 2012
    A piece of legislation scheduled to be voted on by the US House of Representatives this week would enhance fines and prison time for those found guilty of stealing medical products, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices. But the law contains a provision that could complicate efforts by third-party researchers to obtain and study counterfeit medicinal products for investigative purposes. The legislation, known as the Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Det...