Lack of Government and Industry’s Involvement Cause of Drug Counterfeiting Prevalence

Drug Counterfeiting is one of the most underrated crimes in the world. It is seldom being focused in the media. If it is, it takes only the 1-minute news segment or an inner paged column in the newspaper. Moreover, this illegal practice is common in countries considered poor. Because of this, it does not entirely…

Proliferation of Fraud Anti-Microbial Medicines in Developing Countries

Drug quality is currently receiving growing international attention. Over the past decade, public awareness has been sharpened with the existence of counterfeit and substandard medicines especially in developing countries where drug regulations remain ineffective. Mass media through television, radio and online have…

Role of Generic Medicines on the Proliferation of Counterfeit Medicines

Because of the lack of resources on some developing countries, most people resort to generic medicines which cost less than branded drugs. Moreover, many third world nations have no capacities and capabilities for pharmaceutical manufacturing which forces even authorities to allow generic copies of medicines to…

Current Projects Counterattacking Counterfeit Drug Activities

Drug counterfeiting has been an issue since forever. Thousands of online sites have been raided and closed down after being traced as scams, selling fake medicines using fraudulent IP addresses. On some buy-bust operations, the products are found to be composed of chalk, paint or wax or basically anything powder which…

Distribution of Counterfeit Medicines to Legitimate Pharmacies

Substandard medicines have been widespread on developing nations despite the strengthening security and laws against counterfeiting in these countries. Conflict arises between individuals and organizations on how and why this issue has been continuously prevailing. Its penetration and acceptance in the market have…