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State Duma Targets Counterfeit Drugs

The State Duma will examine plans to stiffen penalties for manufacturers and distributors of counterfeit pharmaceuticals Friday, one of the sponsors of the proposed bill said Thursday.

"It will be the first reading of a bill to create a new statute in the legal code covering the manufacture, intent to supply, supply, storage, transportation and importation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals," said Pyotr Shelishch, a member of the Duma's Legislation Committee.

By Max Delany
27 April 2007

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