FERNLEY–What You Should Know About Counterfeit Drugs: What is the
definition of a counterfeit medication? U.S. law defines counterfeit
drugs as those sold under a product name without proper authorization.

can apply to both brand name and generic products, where the identity
of the source is deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled in a way that
suggests that it is the authentic, approved product. Counterfeit products may include products without the active
ingredient, with an insufficient quantity of the active ingredient,
with the wrong active ingredient, or with fake packaging.

By Bobby Tucker, R Ph
5 August 2009

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