counterfeit drug

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A formulation sold or marketed as if it were a particular proprietary substance produced by a particular manufacturer with specified ingredients, which it may or may not contain

counterfeit drug

Pharmacology A formulation sold or marketed as if it were a particular proprietary substance produced by a particular manufacturer with specified ingredients, which it may or may not, in fact, contain. See Generic drug, Proprietary drug.

counterfeit drug

1. Any drug that has been adulterated, contaminated, diluted, or falsely labeled.
2. Any drug marketed under false pretenses.
See also: drug
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Hamburg, speakers included an American victim of counterfeit drugs, representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, law enforcement officers, and patient advocacy groups.
Currently, specialty drug makers meticulously track shipments to prevent counterfeit drugs from entering the market.
Summary: BEIRUT: The Health Ministry has vowed to shut down nine pharmacies and four medical supplies warehouses on Monday for their alleged involvement in the smuggling and sale of counterfeit drugs.
Representative Mike Rogers (R-8-MI) recently held a Congressional briefing on counterfeit drugs and spoke about his recently introduced anti-counterfeiting legislation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that counterfeit drugs cause more than 100,000 deaths a year worldwide.
WASHINGTON -- The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), a group of nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting consumers from counterfeit drugs, today announced that it will convene leaders from academia, government and industry in an inaugural conference to be held October 8th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Piracy and Counterfeiting Consultants is now offering to help the US Postal Service to stop delivering Chinese counterfeit pharmaceutical products via the US mail, because Chinese counterfeit drugs put at risk US consumers, and costs major pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders billions of dollars each year.
No country is immune to the threat of counterfeit drugs," said Tom Kubic, executive director of the Virginia-based Pharmaceutical Security Institute, a member of the Partnership for Safe Medicines.
More than half of Americans (53%) said they had never heard of counterfeit medicines, and a vast majority (82%) felt that they had never been exposed to counterfeit drugs.
Dubai: More stringent laws for crimes involving counterfeit drugs are needed, said speakers on the concluding day of the Emirates International Conference on Combating Drug Counterfeiting that is being held in Dubai.
Developments worldwide, mandatory government requirements and rising awareness of counterfeit drugs will influence the market.
B, Sturbridge, are both charged with conspiracy to violate drug law, possession of counterfeit drugs with the intent to distribute, and distributing counterfeit drugs.