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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The Nigerian minister of information, Dorothy Dora Akunyili said that fake drug manufacturers have become so sophisticated that even multinational drug companies find it difficult to say whether their own drugs in Nigeria are genuine or fakes.
The large quantity of pharmaceutical enterprises and the low productivity result in the poor quality of products, and make it hard to prohibit fake drug and inferior drug.
The fake drug also had a different font and poor quality printing.
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The company has signed an agreement with Chinese regulators to help them detect and shut down fake drug operations in Shanghai.