Counterfeit medication: Quicker way to determine who’s faking it on the Internet

Counterfeit medication: Quicker way to determine who’s faking it on the Internet

An improved chemical analysis method that is more efficient and faster in detecting counterfeit medicine — which have skyrocketed in recent years — has been developed by scientists. Buying prescription drugs online exposes the buyer to potentially serious health risks. “These drugs are often manufactured in garages with poor sanitation. They can be dosed less, even devoid of the active ingredient,” the lead researcher says. “Worse, they can contain a different substance that can cause undesirable side effects.”