COUNTERFEIT DRUGS: HOW TO FIGHT THE COUNTERFEIT IN MEDICINE
The SION Patent Law Company knows from its experience that the pharmaceutical area most often suffers from counterfeiting. So, what do the pharmaceutical companies’ owners and their customers need to know about drugs counterfeiting?
Today falsified medicines, unfortunately, are not uncommon. Attackers have different options such as mixing simple starch with water, adding food colorings and so on. The specialists can immediately identify counterfeit medicines, but buyers often do not suspect anything and buy a placebo that does not help to improve the treatment. Or in the worst case, there may be health problems and even death.
Indeed, there are such facts in all developed countries, but we have to state that in our country the fight against medicine counterfeiting is very weak, and all responsibility falls on the pharmaceutical products manufacturers.
COUNTERFEIT DRUGS TYPES
Let’s see what kinds of pharmaceutical forgeries happen. This information will be useful for business owners and buyers:
The placebo is a medication that only looks like the original, but does not have any medicinal properties.
A drug with a lower amount of active substance or a substitute for a cheaper analogue. Its use creates the risk that prolonged treatment and does not give the expected results.
The duplicate drug is a product that is consciously approximated to a popular drug, but manufactured by another manufacturer with a technology violation.
FIGHT AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL COUNTERFEIT
Due to the fact that there is no centralized fight against the falsification of medicines in our country, the producers of pharmaceutical products must defend their rights and fight counterfeit themselves.
The SION Patent Law Company offers its services and has already developed effective counterfeiting methods.