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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PESHAWAR -- The health department has failed to act against the chief drug inspector of Peshawar even months after the director-general (health) found him to be involved in the issuance of over 600 fake drug licences in the district.
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"India is facing huge challenge of fake drug menace, and to minimise it, the pharmacists role is very important apart from regulatory agencies which are working to stop this unholy business.
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It is almost impossible to identify the ingredients of a fake drug, which is often completely devoid of the active substance, said Janice William, a pharmacist at El-Deiry Pharmacy in Heliopolis.
"A judge might take into account the harm a fake drug could cause in sentencing."