International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

Counterfeit drugs: problem of developing and developed countries

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Author Details: Sankalp Yadav1*, Gautam Rawal2

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2797

Print ISSN : 2394-2789

Article First Page : 46

Article End Page : 50


 The world is facing the problem of substandard or spurious drugs. These substandard drugs have resulted in life threatening issues, financial loss of consumer and manufacturer and loss in trust on health system. The problem is graver in developing countries where these drugs are easily available to the people. There is an urgent need to address this issue and take measures to control the widespread availability and usage. Although, India has taken some preventive measures to fight against the problem of substandard/spurious drugs for protecting and promoting the public health but, still a lot needs to be done.


Keywords: Counterfeit drugs, Developing countries, Generic medicines.