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Pharmaceutical counterfieting

Counterfeiting A counterfeit medicine is one which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled with respect to identity and/ or source.  Counterfeiting of medicines can apply to both branded and generic products. Generally, counterfeit products may include products with the correct ingredients or with the wrong ingredients, without active ingredients, with in correct quantities of activities ingredients or with fake packaging  Counterfeit Medicines
Products marketed with intent to deceive
1–Counterfeit active/bulk ingredients 2–Counterfeit finished products 3–Unregulated diverted products 4–Counterfeit labeling 5–Mislabeled substances (e.g., generic anti-biotics)
Why are Medicines a Target?
Fakes can be made relatively cheaply (at least as profitable as narcotics – lower risk).Many countries, especially in the developing world lack adequate regulation and enforcementEven in the industrialized countries, the risk of prosecution and penalties for counterfeiting are inadequateThe way in which …
South Africans need to return 318,000 packets of potentially dangerous pills
The South African distributor of heart pills that may contain a potentially carcinogenic ingredient has confirmed that more than 318,000 packets of pills may be affected. “Operationally, it is a difficult situation,” a representative of Pharma Dynamics, the distributor of the tablets in South Africa, told Business Insider South Africa. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) this week recalled Dynaval Co high blood pressure and heart pills, which may contain a controversial carcinogenic ingredient that was manufactured in China. Dynaval Co 80/12.5 mg, 160/12.5 mg and 160/25 mg pills, which were manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, may contain the chemical NDMA. NDMA is associated with liver damage and liver cancer in rats as part of laboratory tests, says dr Eric Decloedt, a clinical pharmacologist at the department of medicine of the University of Stellenbosch. “We extrap…

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