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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Summary: Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [India], June 18 (ANI): A petition was filed in a court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and others, for supplying "fake medicine" in the hospitals, which the petitioner alleged has claimed the lives of hundreds of people in Bihar.
On his request, record of government hospitals in the district was checked which revealed that four officials of the Narowal DHQ pharmacist Hafiz Ammar, budget and finance officer Yasir Farooq, former accounts officer Muhammad Sabir and Shamshad Akhtar were involved in purchase of substandard medicines from fake medicine companies.
However, a task force was has also setup with the cooperation of provincial health department for the elimination of unregistered and fake medicine. However, during the campaign, 4568 drugs examined and in which DRAP act 2012 violation celery witness.
A drug store in Lipa City, Batangas has been ordered closed for allegedly selling fake medicine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported yesterday.
Interim Ministers Inayat Ullah Kasi, Faiz Kakar, Farzana Ali and other officials were gathered in the meeting while Alla ud Din Mari immediately called DC Quetta and ordered him to launch crackdown against fake medicine vendors and doctors.
Remulla called for a thorough investigation of the fake medicine distribution in the province and the arrest of manufacturers and distributors linked to it.
It has been observed that there is same law for those who manufacture fake medicine and the genuine pharma manufacturers.
Also on the agenda is the global trade of fake medicine. Michele Ramis, French Ambassador at large on transnational criminal threat, told the conference that lives that are being lost.
A placebo is the name scientists give to a fake medicine or treatment thought to be the real thing by the person who is taking it.
KUWAIT, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- An international conference held has recommended setting deterrent penalties for perpetrators of fake medicine crimes, as well as smugglers.
The recent issues about fake medicine highlighted in the GDN provoked me to write this letter.
A median of 70% of adults across 17 countries say they are aware of the presence of fake medicine in their countries, while a median of 20% say they have been victims of these drugs.