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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He said action is also continuing by the government against quakes and medical stores selling fake medicines.
The company is also developing platforms designed to alert the general public by way of a website that aims to provide information and advice to raise vigilance over fake medicines and a mobile app for travelers called "travel tips.
Cases under relevant sections were registered against the four at the Tipi Sultan PS, while a cache of fake medicines recovered from their possession have been sent for chemical examination.
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Islamabad -- Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar has informed the senate on Tuesday the legislation is being made to award the sever punishment to those involved in fake medicines business.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) learnt that the suspects promoted the fake medicines through bogus social media accounts.
Recently, the Union ministry of health and family welfare hired 200 drug inspectors for checking fake medicines.
And punishments for knowingly or negligently making or selling fake medicines need to be severe, especially for those who sell medicines on the World Health Organisation's list of essential drugs.
Discussions will focus on key health issues such as non-communicable diseases, vaccinations, polio, Malaria, fake medicines, nutrition and epilepsy.
The 2nd International Conference on Combating Manufacturing of Fake Medicines and Medical Appliances that wrapped up two-day discussions on Wednesday also called for tightening control on express mail firms to guarantee that no such products are being smuggled.
New partners, representing wholesalers, pharmacists, mobile app services, coalitions for consumer protection and generic pharmaceutical manufactures, join the campaign to speak up and spread the word about the devastating impact of fake medicines.
The force said they seized products that were fake medicines that were supposed to increase a man's sexual prowess.