Bill expands drug fraud ban


Approved with changes in the Chamber of Deputies, the bill returns to the Senate (PLS 464 / 2011) by Senator Humberto Costa (PT-PE), which allows the suspension of activities, for as long as necessary, of a business establishment involved in the falsification, adulteration or alteration of medicines.

Currently, the maximum interdiction term as a precautionary measure, provided for in the law dealing with sanitary infractions (Law 6.437 / 77) cannot, in any case, exceed 90 days. After that period, the establishment is released automatically. According to the project, the interdiction of establishments that falsify or adulterate medicines and cosmetics may exceed the 90 days of the current rule to make it possible, for example, to carry out tests, tests and analyzes.

Approved by the Senate's Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Commission (CCJ) in a terminative character, the project was forwarded to the Chamber, where it passed as 3673 PL / 2012. By means of amendments, the Chamber's Social Security and Family Commission included laboratories for personal hygiene and perfumery products among those that could be banned indefinitely. The amendment will be examined by the CCJ, where it awaits the appointment of the rapporteur.

 Source: The Senate Agency