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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The CJP was hearing a complaint lodged by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) with the Supreme Court's Human Rights Cell against Everest Pharmaceuticals for manufacturing fake drugs.
As the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing in the counterfeit drug case, the drug regulatory authority officials told the court that their officials were being harassed allegedly by DIG Punjab Rifat Mukhtar since when they have put Usman, the owner of the company making fake drugs, on notice, as according to the regulatory officials, the police officer was his relative and he was protecting him.
We have many containers of fake drugs waiting to berth at the ports to the markets.
Closer to home, Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, senior family physician at the Agha Khan Hospital, narrates how owing to fake drugs TB, eradicated worldwide, is still rampant in Pakistan.
WHO, which has reviewed the problem, said fake drugs are a growing threat due to increased pharmaceutical trade, including internet sales.
The minister said that campaigns against spurious drugs and fake drugs are conducted regularly and DRAP has initiated the process of World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification of CDL, Karachi to strengthen the quality control of drugs used in the country.
Highlighting the other steps taken by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to curb sale of spurious and fake drugs in the country, the official said that the DRAP has strengthened monitoring system by appointing Federal Inspector of Drugs (FIDs) throughout the country.
Vadims Brovkins, 30, was handed a four-month prison sentence after he admitted approaching other users with the fake drugs in Belfast.
LAHORE -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle claimed on Thursday to have arrested a schoolteacher involved in selling fake drugs.
22 (ANI): Inaugurating the three-day 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) at the Chitkara University Campus here on Friday, Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore said that pharmacists had a key role to play in stopping the menace of fake drugs entering the market.
Fake drugs could contain incorrect doses, wrong ingredients or no active ingredients at all.
9 million worth of unregistered and fake medicines from various establishments in the country, double the amount of fake drugs it seized in 2014.