GIF partners with prosecutors to better tackle illegal practices on pharma market

The Chief Pharmaceutical Inspectorate (GIF) and the National Prosecution Authority (PK) on 11 October signed an agreement about cooperation in counteracting irregularities in the manufacture, import and distribution of medicinal products and active ingredients.

The agreement provides for exchange of information between the two institutions and for joint actions by GIF inspectors and prosecutors. The expectation is that by combining the powers of prosecutors with the expertise and experience of GIF inspectors, illegal practices on the pharmaceutical market can be tackled more effectively, the Inspectorate said in a statement.