To ensure that the sick will not be conned, the Department of Health continues its drive against counterfeit drugs through active information dissemination.
Counterfeit medicines are those that are deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled with respect to identity and source and can apply to both branded and generic products.
Counterfeit products may include those with the correct ingredients, without active ingredients, with insufficient active ingredients or with fake packaging, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
By Kathy M. Villalon
2 May 2007