Detection and risk evaluation of counterfeit medicines based on physico-chemical properties : the fingerprint and chemometrics approach

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)


Counterfeit medicines pose a global threat to public health; both developing and industrialized countries are exposed to pharmaceutical forgery. These products are not subjected to quality control and therefore their safety, efficacy and quality cannot be guaranteed. The types of medicines which are sold most as counterfeits in industrialized countries are commonly referred to as ‘life style drugs’ and comprise PDE-5 Inhibitors for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and weight loss products. High amounts of counterfeit pharmaceuticals enter the European market. Consequently, …

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