Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Counterfeit Drugs: An International Safety Problem

In the current economic crisis, it seems counterfeits and knock-offs are on the rise. In the case of counterfeit or adulterated drugs, this causes a real safety issue. If the medication does not contain the correct amount of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), it may not be effective or may cause undesirable and sometimes very dangerous adverse reactions. Also any inexpensive substituted filler ingredients that the counterfeiters may use, are used for appearance only and can turn what was meant to be a remedy for the patient into a poison.

We at XStream Systems encourage all throughout the pharmaceutical distribution cycle to screen their products through molecular pharmaceutical authentication. By ensuring that the products that pass through your hands are genuine, you are doing your part to protect the public health.

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