Counterfeit medicines

by Albert I. Wertheimer

Publisher: ILM Publications in Porters Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Written in English
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  • Drug Industry,
  • Fraud,
  • Drug and Narcotic Control,
  • Counterfeit Drugs,
  • Prevention & control,
  • Public Policy

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Albert I. Wertheimer and Perry G. Wang
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25011618M
ISBN 109781906799083
LC Control Number2011035406

The Fatal Consequences of Counterfeit Drugs In Southeast Asia, forensic investigators using cutting-edge tools are helping stanch the deadly trade in fake anti-malaria drugs.   A surge in counterfeit and poor quality medicines means that , children a year are thought to die after receiving shoddy or outright fake drugs intended to treat malaria and pneumonia alone Author: Ian Sample. Report on Counterfeit Medicines and Organized Crime Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are among the counterfeit products with the greatest potential of harm for consumers’ health. However, for such a dangerous threat, the topic has received a negligible amount of attention from the media and the general public.   From to , the study counted 1, different types of counterfeited medicine across 1, reports of “counterfeit incidents,” which encompass a range of situations or quantities of.

  Viagra isn’t Pfizer’s only counterfeit headache: in , according to John Clark, vice president of global security for the company, about 20 different Pfizer medicines and products were. What Are Counterfeit Medicines?The definition of a counterfeit medicine is not well established. In , the WHO defined a counterfeit medicine as: “a medicine which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and/or source." Under this definition, it is the deliberate mislabeling of a drug or medicine which makes it a counterfeit. Although there is some debate about the extent of counterfeits in the world's pharmaceutical supply chain, it is undeniable that counterfeit and substandard medicines are a growing and dangerous business. They can cause major moral, reputational and financial damage to pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as untold harm to patients who are deceived by the . At the recently concluded 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, held in Addis Ababa, Aug 19–23, , Nigerian policy makers again affirmed their commitment to the fight against the circulation of counterfeit medicines in the country, and urged other member states to do the same.1 Although Nigeria (Africa's most populous nation) has reported progress in Cited by: 5.

Purchasing Unapproved Drugs is Risky Business [2/5/] The Food and Drug Administration is committed to protecting the supply chain against counterfeit and unapproved medicines . Counterfeit medicines can harm and kill The regular use of substandard or counterfeit medicines can lead to ther-apeutic failure or drug resistance. In some cases, it can lead to death. In , fake medicines led to a trail of death in Argentina. International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce KEY FACTORS THAT MAKE COUNTERFEITING.   Counterfeit medicines are becoming a serious concern worldwide, and have increasingly been appearing through the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain, including community and online pharmacies. This not only poses a health threat to the public but also to the balance sheets of pharmaceutical companies.

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Phake: The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines is the culmination of Bate's research and travels—both a fascinating firsthand account of the counterfeit drug trade and an incisive policy analysis with important ramifications for decision makers in the U.S.

Food and Drug Administration and the international World Health by: The book provides important information on creating an overall anti-counterfeit strategy and a review of current countermeasures, including authentication and tracing programmes.

In addition, the book compares some of the problems experienced with those encountered by other product areas in relation to counterfeiting, including fine art, wine, diamonds, currency and aeroplane Format: Hardcover. This book overviews and integrates the business and technical issues that pharmaceutical companies need to know in order to combat the major global problem of counterfeit medicines.

In addition to discussion of the problems, the author Davison addresses analytical techniques scientists use to detect counterfeits and presents some possible solutions to the threat of counterfeit medical Cited by:   This title describes the problems that counterfeit and substandard drugs cause and their identification and determination using advances technologies.

Hardcover, pages Published April 16th by ILM Publications (first published December 1st )Ratings: 0. This book dares to ask questions concerning an international issue that has not yet seen the limelight, even though with its dire consequences, it begs to answer questions which relate to substandard and counterfeit drugs (drugs beyond quality standard or fake drugs).

The under-spoken issue of counterfeit drugs affects both developed and under-developed countries Counterfeit medicines book /5(12).

Of the many well-documented horror stories associated with the U.S. Healthcare System, none are more shocking and hard to believe than that exposed by investigative reporter Katherine Eban in Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters are Contaminating America s Drug Supply.

By riding shotgun with a small group of investigators in South Florida who refer to themselves as "The /5(22). The book provides important information on creating an overall anti-counterfeit strategy and a review of current countermeasures, including authentication and tracing programmes.

A few blockbuster drugs including atorvastatin, sildanefil, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, amoxicillin, and the longest serving drugs such as aspirin and paracetamol are discussed in detail.

Finally, the book also covers the important current pharmaceutical issues like quality control, safety, counterfeiting and abuse of drugs, and future prospects for pharmaceutical industry. A Counterfeit Lady Novel Series An exciting new book in the series featuring Elizabeth Miles, con woman turned Lady, from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.

Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help Counterfeit medicines book escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in. Counterfeit medicines are unsafe because they may not work and could harm you. Counterfeiting happens all over the world, but it’s most common in countries where there are few or no rules about making drugs.

An estimated 10%–30% of medicines sold in developing countries are counterfeit. Fake drugs can kill or harm you even if you don't take them yourself. The fake antibiotic drugs on the counterfeit market often contain the wrong antibiotic or low doses of the right one.

This won't cure an infection and contributes to antibiotic resistance - a Author: Milly Evans. This fully revised Seventh Edition, which includes two new Editors, encompasses current developments within pharmaceutical medicine with new chapters on biological therapeutics, pharmacovigilance, vaccines, drugs for cancer, drug development in paediatrics and neonatalogy, the clinical trials directive, life cycle management of medicines, counterfeit.

A safe medicines supply is fundamental for public health. This chapter describes consequences of falsified and substandard drugs. Drawing on a range of examples from both academic literature and other sources, it discusses the relationships between drug failure and health problems at the individual and population levels.

The chapter does not attempt to present an Cited by: 2. Counterfeit drugs may contain the wrong amount of active ingredient -- or no active ingredient at all.

Poisonous ingredients have been found in counterfeit medicines, as well. The risk to the user is significant. Get this from a library. Counterfeit medicines. [Albert I Wertheimer; Perry G Wang;] -- "Discusses the economic and financial consequences of pharmaceutical product counterfeiting and describes some of the measures that can be taken to counteract their impact".

Numbers and harrowing facts are regularly cited in justification of the international agenda: one in 10 drugs in circulation in developing countries is apparently illegal, and customs intercepted million doses of counterfeit medicines in ; these medicines have also caused many deaths, the most striking example being the deaths in Author: Étienne Nouguez.

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A counterfeit medicine is one that has been deliberately and fraudulently produced and/or mislabeled with respect to identity and/or source to make it appear to be a genuine product. Counterfeit products include drugs with no active ingredient,drugs that are super potent,and drugs with dan.

Falsified medicines are fake medicines that are designed to mimic real medicines. Counterfeit medicines are medicines that do not comply with intellectual-property rights or that infringe trademark law.

Legal framework. The EU has a strong legal framework for the licensing, manufacturing and distribution of medicines. At the end of the. I have been wanting to get to read a book by Elizabeth Ducie for a long time.

I knew she had a new book coming out and knowing I couldnt start mid-series (for only chaos can come out of that) I had to get cracking on Counterfeit first, and I was so glad I did. Suzanne Jones is on a mission to stop the counterfeiting of medicines in Africa/5.

The World Health Organization estimates that counterfeit drugs make up ten percent of the drug market worldwide. That breaks down to 30 to 40 percent (sometimes higher) in developing countries.

This book discusses the background to the issue of ‘counterfeit medicines’ in the WHO as well as the problems of using the term ‘counterfeit’ (in connection with intellectual property rights violations) to refer to products with compromised quality, safety and efficacy issues against a background of anti-counterfeiting initiatives in.

When counterfeit medications end up in the homes of unsuspecting consumers, there’s no telling what active ingredients are in (or not in) their fake medications.

A related risk is the business impact of counterfeit medications. Every counterfeit medication has the potential to damage both company and brand reputation and result in lost revenue. Drug shortages open up the door for counterfeit or substandard drugs to enter a market.

When there was an outbreak of meningitis inpharmacies in Niger unknowingly bought expired vaccines. During Akunyili’s posting at NAF-DAC, which ran untilthe percentage of drugs on the market that were counterfeit dropped from 50% to about 15%.

More than 50 drug counterfeiters were convicted under counterfeit legislation, and thousands of fake medications were burned and by: 9. Lifesaving drugs are not exempt from the trade in counterfeit medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with Interpol to dislodge the criminal networks raking in billions of dollars from this cynical trade.

In20 million pills, bottles and sachets of counterfeit and illegal medicines were seized in a five-month operation. HOW TO AVOID COUNTERFEIT DRUGS WHEN TRAVELING.

The best way to avoid counterfeit drugs is to reduce the need to purchase medications abroad. Anticipated amounts of medications for chronic conditions (such as hypertension, diabetes, or arthritis), medications for travelers’ diarrhea, and prophylactic medications for infectious diseases (such as malaria).

Counterfeit drugs are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and loss of public confidence in medicines and health structures. Despite close cooperation between drug companies, governments, or international organizations concerned with trade, health, customs and excise, and counterfeiting, the prevalence of counterfeit drugs appears to be.

MHRA head of enforcement Alastair Jeffrey, said peddlers of counterfeit medicines had no regard for health and urged the public to get a proper diagnosis and buy medicines from a licensed : Anne Gulland.

The prevalence of counterfeit drugs is increasing, especially with the expansion of the Internet. It is estimated that 36 million Americans have bought drugs online without a valid prescription. 47 Counterfeit drugs pose a public health hazard, waste consumer income, and reduce the incentive to engage in R&D.

The counterfeit problem is Cited by:   The book is an account of Prof. Dora Akunyili during the period she served as the Director General of the Nigerian’s National Agency For Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), it chronicles the ills of fake and counterfeit medicines, substandard food, cosmetics and related products.Countermeasures against Counterfeit Medicines.

Reports that 10%% of medicines (by volume) distributed in developing countries are counterfeit is a powerful call to action to save patients from harm. There have been confirmed cases of transactions of counterfeit medicines into Japan and health damages caused by counterfeit medicines.