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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Around 60 boxes of counterfeit medicines for fever and pain killers were confiscated, while male sex enhancement pills were also seized during the operation.
Unregulated websites that sell directly to the patient are a key driver behind the spread of counterfeit medicines.
Head of Medicines Regulatory Group Professor Mike Mawhinney said: "The risk to the public due to illegal or counterfeit medicines is very real.
Hong Kong Customs conducted an anti-counterfeit medicines operation on September 5 and 6 in Tsing Yi, Kwai Chung, Hung Hom and Wong Tai Sin and smashed a syndicate suspected of storing and supplying counterfeit medicines and controlled medicines.
Download Hasbani: Dossier of pharmacist accused of selling counterfeit drugs to ill patients referred to general prosecution NNA - Minister of Public Health, Ghassan Hasbani, told a press conference this Friday that "the file of the pharmacist who has been accused of selling counterfeit medicines to cancer patients has been referred to the Public Prosecution, and the judiciary is doing its job in terms of withdrawing her license to practice her profession.
PESHAWAR -- The district administration here Tuesday sealed seven medicine stores for selling counterfeit medicines and having no valid license.
The World Customs Organisation has placed the value of counterfeit medicines at $200bn a year globally.
Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for public policy and licensing, said the country has been fighting the spread of counterfeit medicines in the local market by implementing preventive measures and building a quality control laboratory.
The World Customs Organization (WCO) has placed the value of counterfeit medicines at USD 200 billion a year globally.
Dr Ameen Hussain Al Amiri, the ministry's assistant undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing, said the country has been fighting the spread of counterfeit medicines in the local market by implementing preventive measures, building a quality control laboratory, and conducting research on medical and other health products.
The partner said he had bought the counterfeit medicines from a Bengali expat who in turn admitted to authorities he had acquired them from an Indian female expat who stored the medicines in a hideaway storage in downtown Kuwait, explained the statement.
Sanofi has announced the results of a new study examining perceptions of the risks associated with counterfeit medicines.