The boom in counterfeit products

More counterfeit medicaments are confiscated than any other product category. 68% of them come from China and, according to the World Health Organization, more than 50% of these medicaments are on offer on the Internet. This year alone, counterfeits of a famous product to treat cancer impacted 19 medical companies in the United States (source FDA). The product does not even contain the active principle. In the past, fake medicaments came mainly in the form of tablets or pills, whereas today, increasing numbers of injectable products are victims of counterfeit too. There is a fear in the United States that the numbers of counterfeit anti-cancer drugs is set to increase. The FDA, the agency that controls drugs in the United States, recently issued a warning against the appearance of unauthorized products on the market and called for greater vigilance.