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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Most of the cases of counterfeit drugs detected from January to October this year were from Metro Manila, Cavite, Pampanga, Isabela, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Davao and Zamboanga.
However, the PPMA fully supports the Punjab Government's action against spurious and counterfeit drugs, he remarked.
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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Security forces detained 30 individuals and seized 300,000 boxes of counterfeit drugs on Monday in anti-drug operations in ystanbul's BayrampaE-a district.
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Since then, public awareness of the problem of counterfeit drugs has grown.
Addressing the scourge of counterfeit drugs is tremendously challenging.
The surveys also revealed that 46 percent of Egyptians are unaware of the dangers of counterfeit drugs, and that 70 percent would like to know more information about them.
Katsounotos also assured the public that none of these counterfeit drugs were available in the Cypriot market.
Summary: BEIRUT: Public Health Minister Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to protect people from counterfeit drugs.
She said that this development showed that her agency was winning the war against counterfeit drugs in the country.
The sources said WHO has published guidelines for taking measures to combat menace of counterfeit drugs and develop strategies for substandard and falsified medical products.