Prescribing and using pharmaceuticals is a matter of trust. Health service providers and patients need to know medicines are genuine. “Counterfeit” medicines that do not contain enough, or any, of the pharmacologically active ingredients are potentially harmful. For example, you would not want to use medicines adulterated with brick dust, plaster, rat faeces or other ...
How fake drugs end up in our public health system (and how to spot them)
By Bruce Baer Arnold
28 Feb 2017