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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Although the annual trade in counterfeit medicine is roughly estimated at $35 billion, Santoso said, ''There is no system that can quantify exactly.''
QUETTA -- Chief Minister Balochistan Jamal Kamal Khan Monday took notice of the sale of sub-standard and counterfeit medicine in the province and asked provincial secretary health and administration to report in this regard.
This came after the Ministry's latest achievement in developing its capabilities in monitoring and detecting low quality and counterfeit medicine to prevent any pharmaceutical accidents.
Counterfeit medicine was a key topic during a meeting this week between Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn, French Ambassador Eva Nguyen Binh and representatives of the International Institute of Research on Counterfeit Medicine.
"Using them could expose you to a dangerous substandard counterfeit medicine."
In a digitised world with online sites selling medicine it is harder to monitor products that are safe for the public while an Interpol campaign earlier this year that included Cyprus, saw some 2,000 websites taken down that were selling counterfeit medicine valued up to e1/480 million, head of the state lab, Popi Kanari reading the minister's speech said.
"Knowing the important role of the Ministry of Health and Dubai Customs in preventing counterfeit medicine and the necessity to engage them with the pharmaceutical companies, we have invited Dr Amin Al Amiri and Yousef Ozair, manager of Intellectual Property Rights at Dubai Customs to join the Pharmaceutical Logistics Middle East Summit and we look forward to engaging all the required stakeholders to ensure patient safety," said Said.
Since 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) has attempted to address the counterfeit medicine problem.
While the Czech and Swedish (and now Spanish) Presidencies had succeeded in settling a certain number of technical points, including new obligations for manufacturers and a more specific definition of counterfeit medicine' and excipient', others remain open.
Dubai Customs seized a large amount of counterfeit medicine in a warehouse of a registered local company at the Dry Port in Dubai.
He said 11% of UK men may be gambling on life through purchasing potentially counterfeit medicine.