Author: Adrian Victor Vevera
Introduction. Falsified medicines are fake medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorized medicines. Falsified medicines might contain ingredients, including active ingredients, which are of bad quality or in the wrong dose – either too high or too low. As they have not been properly evaluated to check their quality, safety and efficacy – as required by strict EU authorization procedures – this could be detrimental to your health.
Aim of the study. This paper aims to highlight Falsified medicines (the term ‘falsified’ is used to distinguish the issue from IP violations, so-called ‘counterfeits’) are a major threat to public health and safety. As falsifications become more sophisticated, the risk that falsified medicines reach patients in the EU increases every year. Falsified medicines represent a serious threat to global health and call for a comprehensive strategy both at European and international level.
Keywords: Falsified medicines, health, safety, European Union, international level
Introduction. Tax healthcare fraud and tax evasion affects us all. It occurs within a country and across countries both within the EU, USA and globally. That is why a single country cannot solve the problem on its own. The EU and Member States need to work more together and internationally to combat the problem at home and abroad.
Aim of the study. This paper aims to highlight that open dialogue involving the European Commission, stakeholders and interested parties helps ensure that existing rules and proposals for new rules are designed to keep pace with the reality of rapid change. This dialogue helps to achieve the regulatory efficiency we need to foster best administrative and legislative practice tailored to meet the needs of business in the European Union in the third millennium.
Keywords: Tax fraud, tax evasion, healthcare, white-collar crime, examples