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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Two days later, on October 21, 2015, Citron Research issued a report alleging that Valeant and Philidor have conspired to create a network of phantom captive pharmacies to fabricate fake drug sales and avoid scrutiny from auditors.
PESHAWAR -- Despite the establishment of Healthcare Commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to prevent the fake drug business, quacks and non-professional doctors, the business of fake drugs and fake were on the rise in Peshawar and in the entire province.
Cameron Moon of Houston was 16 when he was indicted for fatally shooting Christopher Seabreak in a fake drug deal set up to rob buyers.
Taking a fake drug is the last thing such a patient needs.
A judge might take into account the harm a fake drug could cause in sentencing.
He said that effect probably isn't purely psychological, saying the ritual of taking a medication may trigger some subconscious memory that could leave people feeling better even if they knew they'd taken a fake drug.
Nevertheless, Interpol has just staged its biggest ever global raid on the fake drug industry in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies of 100 countries across the Middle East and elsewhere.
Until the capacity of these agencies to handle real-time market intelligence information on fake drugs is bolstered, the transparency that the mPedigree MAS platform brings (for example, every time a fake drug is detected, there is an instant update to the record; and consignments of authentic medicines delivered into the country can be tracked to the last pack) will not be entirely useful to them.
THREE thugs that mugged an undercover police officer after setting up a fake drug deal are today behind bars.
It was not clear if the fake drug originated in Turkey.
Uttar Pradesh government had last evening issued stern directions for initiation of a drive against adulterators and fake drug sellers.