FINANCIAL OFFENSES IN THE CIRCULATION OF MEDICINES IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION

Oksana Kuzmenko, Tetiana Matselyk, Viktoriia Chorna

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The aim of the article is to study theoretical legal principles of financial offenses in the circulation of medicines in the context of globalization. The subject of the study is financial offenses in the circulation of medicines in the context of globalization. Methodology. The study is based on general scientific and special-scientific methods and techniques of scientific knowledge. The historical and legal method enabled to determine the challenges of the circulation of medicines in Ukraine. The comparative legal method enabled to compare doctrinal approaches to the differentiation of medicinal products in the pharmaceutical market in Ukraine and the EU as a whole. The system-structural method contributed to the consideration and identification of the most negative effects of the shadow circulation of medications on the Ukrainian economy. The methods of grouping and classifying were the basis for the author’s approach to the identification of types of trafficking in medicines in Ukraine. The technical legal method enabled to interrogate the state of affairs in the regulatory and legal regulation of the national system of the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine and highlight the problematic issues of drug trafficking in the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine, as well as the negative trends in increasing the total medication circulation in the shadow pharmaceutical market. The results of the study enabled to highlight the drivers of the prosperity of drug trafficking in the pharmaceutical market in Ukraine. Practical implications. In the study: first, the key aspects of the definition of the concept and types of financial offenses in the circulation of medicines are outlined; second, the challenges of detection of financial offenses in the circulation of medicines in Ukraine are underlined, and scientific approaches to certain financial and legal challenges of detection, available in the special literature, are analysed and compared; third, the author’s original perspective concerning potential solutions to the challenges of detection of financial offenses in the circulation of medicines in Ukraine is substantiated. Relevance/originality. The original author’s approach to the definition of the concept, types, and challenges of detection of financial offenses in the circulation of medicines is the basis for developing the most promising areas of improvement of domestic legislation in this sphere.

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corruption, public administration, financing, shadow economy, financial offenses, medicines

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2018-4-5-140-144

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