While NAFDAC's success in the war against counterfeit drugs
garners worldwide attention, other African nations are also moving toward elimination of counterfeit drug
He warned that consumer ordering pharmaceuticals from them might receive counterfeit drugs
with incorrect dosage, false labeling, no pharmaceutical benefit or worse.
Efforts to combat the counterfeit drug
trade by national governments, international organizations, and corporations are reviewed and policy recommendations to render counterfeiting unprofitable are proffered.
In developing countries, counterfeit drugs
already have significant effects on public health.
Molecular spectroscopic methods are commonly used to detect counterfeit drugs
by determining their chemical structure.
The manufacture, distribution, and marketing of counterfeit drugs
have become a lucrative and growing business worldwide.
ICN intends that its IND theme--Nurses for Patient Safety: Targetting Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines--will become the centrepiece of a multi-sector campaign aiming to raise awareness of the increasing availability of counterfeit and substandard drugs; provide tools to identify counterfeit drugs
and to report any suspicious medicines; and encourage nurses and other health professionals to lobby governments and regulatory authorities for appropriate legislation, drug regulation and law enforcement against counterfeit drugs
According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Counterfeit Drug
Task Force, electronic pedigree using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to track and trace prescription drugs is a key technology in a multi-pronged strategy to safeguard the American drug supply.
Since May 10, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the FDA have been warning medical professionals and patients about wrongly labeled or counterfeit drugs
Some counterfeit drugs
even contain harmful ingredients, it was claimed.
The counterfeit drug
market was valued at $85 billion at the end of 2015 and is ever expanding, said Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary of public health policy and licensing sector at the ministry, while delivering the keynote address at the two-day Second International Conference on Medicine Counterfeiting held in association with international agencies such as the Pharmaceuticals Security Agency for Europe Middle East and Asia (EMEA), the US Food and Drug Administration, Interpol, UAE Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Justice, among other stakeholders.
As the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing in the counterfeit drug
case, the drug regulatory authority officials told the court that their officials were being harassed allegedly by DIG Punjab Rifat Mukhtar since when they have put Usman, the owner of the company making fake drugs, on notice, as according to the regulatory officials, the police officer was his relative and he was protecting him.
Republic Act 8203 also known as Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs
has a long, technical description of what a counterfeit drug
/medicine is, but in essence, the law says a fake drug is any drug that is either substandard (adulterated or devoid of active ingredient) or illegally imported (and therefore unregistered).
5) Although only 1% of medicine in the United States is presumed to be counterfeit, countless Americans, such as Leroy Hubley, have watched as loved ones or friends suffered from taking a counterfeit drug
All healthcare professionals and the general public are hereby warned to be vigilant of the abovementioned counterfeit drug