Falsified Alcohol: Multidisciplinary Forensic and Pharmaceutical, Criminal and Legal, Clinical and Pharmacological Study of Circulation and Factors of Destruction of Human Body





forensic pharmacy, criminal law, clinical pharmacy, falsified alcohol, risks, consequences


Falsified alcohol, also known as counterfeit or illicit alcohol, is a pervasive problem worldwide, posing serious threats to public health and safety. This abstract provides an overview of a multidisciplinary study that delves into the various aspects of falsified alcohol, including forensic and pharmaceutical, criminal and legal, clinical and pharmacological perspectives, with a focus on its circulation and the factors that contribute to its detrimental effects on the human body. Forensic and pharmaceutical analyses play a crucial role in the identification and characterization of falsified alcohol. Additionally, pharmaceutical investigations explore the packaging, labeling, and branding of falsified alcohol, uncovering the intricate web of counterfeit alcohol production and distribution networks. The criminal and legal aspects of falsified alcohol encompass a wide range of issues, including the illicit production, sale, and distribution of counterfeit alcohol, as well as the legal ramifications for those involved in its trade. This study examines the various criminal activities associated with falsified alcohol, such as smuggling, counterfeiting, and fraud, and the legal frameworks in place to combat these activities, including international conventions, regulations, and enforcement strategies. The clinical and pharmacological aspects of falsified alcohol delve into the health consequences of consuming counterfeit alcohol. Falsified alcohol can cause severe adverse effects on the human body, ranging from acute intoxication to long-term health damage, including organ failure, blindness, and even death. This study explores the clinical manifestations of falsified alcohol poisoning, the challenges in diagnosing and treating its victims, and the pharmacological mechanisms underlying its toxic effects. Furthermore, this study researches the circulation of falsified alcohol, including its routes of distribution, the key players involved in its trade, and the socioeconomic factors that contribute to its proliferation. The study also explores the factors that contribute to the destruction of the human body by falsified alcohol, including the chemical composition of counterfeit alcohol, the dose and duration of exposure, and the susceptibility of individuals to its toxic effects based on factors such as age, gender, genetics, and comorbidities. In conclusion, falsified alcohol poses significant threats to public health and safety, requiring a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensively understand its circulation and the factors that contribute to its detrimental effects on the human body. This study provides insights from forensic and pharmaceutical, criminal and legal, clinical and pharmacological perspectives, shedding light on the complexities of falsified alcohol and the need for concerted efforts from various disciplines to combat this pressing public health issue.

Author Biography

Valerii Shapovalov, Lviv Medical Institute

Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, LLM

Honorary President of the Advocates Company “Apotheosis”

Private Higher Education Institution “Lviv Medical University”


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How to Cite

Shapovalov, V. (2023). Falsified Alcohol: Multidisciplinary Forensic and Pharmaceutical, Criminal and Legal, Clinical and Pharmacological Study of Circulation and Factors of Destruction of Human Body. SSP Modern Law and Practice, 3(2), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.53933/sspmlp.v3i2.89