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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87) If there is any hope of alleviating the effects of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in developing African nations, however, the organizations involved with IMPACT must collaborate and enact a treaty that specifically regulates counterfeit drug trade and imposes penalties in a uniform manner at the international level.
Making counterfeit drugs is more appealing than trafficking in cocaine or other illegal drugs because counterfeiters are not pursued as aggressively and they're part of a circuit in which they can launder their money faster," Peretta says.
SupplyScape Electronic Pedigree, our technology, is the most secure and economical method to track authentic drugs and enables pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacies to eliminate counterfeit drugs, improve the speed and quality of shipping and receiving, expedite returns processing and improve recall precision," said Dahod.
Counterfeit drugs are medicines that are created by fake companies to imitate the original branded or generic drugs with the intention of deliberately and fraudulently misleading about the source or the origin of manufacture.
In any case, Filipinos evidently spend billions of pesos annually on counterfeit drugs.
In addition to widespread growth of the counterfeit drug market, lawmakers must balance the need to protect the U.
The fourth quarter index notes that 2015 saw significant change in the industry, with a huge influx of legitimate and counterfeit drugs introduced to the market.
Regulations are in place to help keep consumers safe and counterfeit drugs out of the supply chain.
Following a number of raids over the past several days in ystanbul, it has been realized that investment in illegal counterfeit drugs can yield up to $500,000 annually -- the kind of profits that inspire gangs to expand this area of the black market.
The Global Counterfeit Drug Trade: Patient Safety and Public Health Risks.
Nineteen medical practices known to have purchased unapproved cancer medications were contacted to warn them about use of the possible counterfeit drug.
The service is initially being rolled out in India due to the phenomenal growth in the country's pharmaceutical industry, which also is seeing the development of a parallel counterfeit drug market.