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THE PHARMA REVIEW (JULY - AUGUST 2010)

Role of Drug Testing Laboratories in Combating Counterfeit Drugs

R. K. Rishi

Abstract
In recent years, the number of counterfeit drugs has increased dramatically. Besides the threat to public health, there is huge loss of reputation of the reputed pharmaceutical companies. It is generally accepted that approximately 10% of drugs worldwide could be counterfeit, but this number may vary depending on different situations such as the concerned country, places where the drugs are purchased, and the definition of what constitutes a counterfeit drug.
The chemical analysis of drugs suspected to be counterfeit is a critical step as counterfeiters are becoming increasingly sophisticated, rendering visual inspection inadequate to distinguish the genuine products from the counterfeit ones. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop novel analytical methods to combat the counterfeit drugs especially for those which are targeted by counterfeiters.

 

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