China News Service, March 15th, according to the WeChat official account of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, on the occasion of the "3.15 International Consumer Rights Protection Day", the Supreme People's Procuratorate released 12 typical cases of procuratorial organs' food and drug safety public interest litigation. It paid close attention to the new issues that the people were concerned about under the new situation of food and drug production and sales, and provided experience that can be promoted and replicated on how to handle new types of cases.

  Among the 12 typical cases, there are 4 cases in the field of food safety and 8 cases in the field of drug safety.

Among them, 8 typical cases in the field of pharmaceuticals involve the production, operation, and use of pharmaceuticals, and include various issues such as pharmaceutical production quality, illegal operation, false propaganda, and drug safety in medical institutions.

  In February of this year, the Eighth Procuratorate of the Supreme People's Procuratorate listed and supervised the clues of a group of "Xiao" brand antibacterial (antibacterial) preparations illegally adding drugs to public interest litigation cases.

The Ziyun County Procuratorate of Guizhou Province and the Jiangshan City Procuratorate of Zhejiang Province urged the health and health departments to investigate and punish the manufacturers and sellers of illegally added products, and to promote special supervision work, which is also reflected in the typical cases released this time.

  This batch of typical cases highlights the procuratorial organs' comprehensive use of consultations, procuratorial suggestions, holding hearings, filing lawsuits, follow-up supervision, "look back" and other methods to promote the effective solution of public welfare damage; Food and drug safety work to protect the rights and interests of special groups; deepen the traceability of hot issues of people's livelihood, and promote the systematic rectification of common problems in the industry.

For example, the Shanxi Provincial Procuratorate has negotiated and urged the provincial health department to investigate and punish doctors and related personnel who illegally prescribe drugs, and promote the province to carry out special activities for the investigation and rectification of anesthetic and psychotropic drug management problems in medical institutions.

This time, 3 typical cases of punitive damages filed by procuratorial organs in criminal incidental civil public interest lawsuits were also released, which effectively deterred and warned potential counterfeit offenders.

  According to statistics, in 2021, procuratorial organs across the country will file and handle 30,000 food and drug safety public interest litigation cases, a year-on-year increase of 10%.

Among them, more than 26,000 public interest litigation cases in the field of food safety were handled, and 480,000 kilograms of counterfeit and shoddy food were supervised and dealt with; more than 3,000 public interest litigation cases in the field of drug safety were handled, and more than 1,400 kilograms of counterfeit and inferior drugs and smuggled drugs were supervised and handled.

  The person in charge of the Eighth Procuratorate said that in the next step, the procuratorial organs will focus on the food and drug safety issues that the masses are concerned about, and lead local public interest litigation procuratorial departments to focus on food and drug safety issues by intensifying self-handling of cases and listing and supervising a number of key cases. Safety public interest litigation and procuratorial work has effectively enhanced the people's sense of gain, happiness, and security.

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