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COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE
Dr Indrajeet Kumar
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Department of Community Medicine
M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur

Definition: ...
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tandard Medicine are genuine medicines produced by
legitimate (in accordance to law) that does not meet the qualit...
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xtent of the P
roblem:In global market it is 10%
Developing counties 25%
In some countries it is upto 50%
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ffect: thera...
Action to addres sub- s
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tandard and Counterfeit medicines
:
S
trong legislation against manufacturing and sale of
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  1. 1. COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE Dr Indrajeet Kumar . Department of Community Medicine M.G.M Medical College, Jamshedpur Definition: “ Drugs/Medicines produced with an intention to cheat a person are called counterfeit drugs.” This includes/involves:mislabelling (includes false expiry date). no active ingredients a wrong ingredient or correct ingredient in an insufficient quantity.
  2. 2. S ub- s tandard Medicine are genuine medicines produced by legitimate (in accordance to law) that does not meet the quality specifications that the producer says they meet. e.g: they may contain less or more active ingredient than written on package. This may not be an intention to cheat but may be due to problems with the manufacturing process. Most frequently counterfeited medicines are the expensive ones eg: the hormones, costly antibiotics, anticancer drugs, anti- tuberculosis drugs, etc.
  3. 3. E xtent of the P roblem:In global market it is 10% Developing counties 25% In some countries it is upto 50% E ffect: therapeutic failure or drug resistance, in some cases death F actorsencouraging counterfeiting of drugs : A profitable business. Absence of strong punishable legislation Great price difference between identical products. Internet based sales of pharmaceutical products.
  4. 4. Action to addres sub- s s tandard and Counterfeit medicines : S trong legislation against manufacturing and sale of counterfeit drugs. Use of MARKE of authenticity e.g:S RS MScode on the back of wrapper, QR code. S urveillance for fake and sub- standard drugs. E ducating patients and health workers.

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