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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It has been observed that there is same law for those who manufacture fake medicine and the genuine pharma manufacturers.
Also on the agenda is the global trade of fake medicine.
He also demanded KP government to appoint a drug inspector at tehsil level aimed at stopping the business of fake medicine.
A placebo is the name scientists give to a fake medicine or treatment thought to be the real thing by the person who is taking it.
Kenya's drug regulatory body it has purchased 11 mini laboratories to support the rapid medicine quality assessment against the substandard and manipulated and fake medicine identification.
KUWAIT, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- An international conference held has recommended setting deterrent penalties for perpetrators of fake medicine crimes, as well as smugglers.
The recent issues about fake medicine highlighted in the GDN provoked me to write this letter.
Tobacco laced with rat poison, dodgy booze, fake medicine and make-up that will blind you are all available at a car boot sale near you.
A median of 70% of adults across 17 countries say they are aware of the presence of fake medicine in their countries, while a median of 20% say they have been victims of these drugs.
The torched materials included a tonne of fake medicine and six tonnes of low-quality food, provincial council chief, Zabihullah Atiq, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A JURY will resume its deliberations today in the case of five men allegedly embroiled in the most serious fake medicine scam ever seen in the European Union.
The global market for fake medicine is estimated at around ten percent of the legitimate market.