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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2 million fake drugs were recovered from different areas of Peshawar while dozen of quacks and fake doctors who did not have any medical degree were arrested from Peshawar and the stores and clinics were sealed.
The honest officers be included in this force who could take action against the elements involved in the business of fake drugs.
The fight against falsified medicines continues, with Aegate at the heart of many countries efforts to stop fake drugs and falsified medicines from reaching the patient.
But the haul of fake drugs was found at his home in Pentre in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
According to police, Janan Khan a resident of Peshawar told newsmen that upon his return from UAE, Taxila police allegedly booked him in a fake drugs case and sent him to jail.
We do not get a lot of cases of fake drugs, as the Ministry of Health, health departments of the different emirates, customs and other government bodies involved in the fight against counterfeit drugs are doing a great job," he said, adding that they get one such case a year if any.
Dubai -- Lowering prices of genuine medicines could curb the thriving online fake drugs business, suggested officials during an international conference held on Monday.
A Quezon City lawmaker has initiated a congressional inquiry into the reported proliferation of fake drugs that put people's lives in danger.
Fake drugs were sold in AIIMS and a former Congress MLA was behind the racket," Chaturvedi alleged.
A group of young Egyptian programmers, who call themselves GENU, have developed a smartphone application that can differentiate between genuine and fake drugs.
The International Food Conference discusses in Bahrain the secure system and fake drugs.