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Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Contemporary Scenario of SSFFC Medicines: A Systematic Review

Submission: March 01, 2018; Published: March 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MAPP.2018.01.000520

ISSN 2637-7756
Volume1 Issue4


Health care professionals (HCPs) play most significant role in health care system and provide medicines to cure and heal diseases, lessen symptoms, relieve pain, avoid disease or symptoms and slow down the disease process. Unfortunately, sometimes medicines not found to be potent due to the problem of substandard/spurious/falsely labeled/falsified/counterfeit medicines (SSFFC). The issue is widely spread globally and affects both developing and developed nations. In India every year several incidences of SSFFC medicines were reported, which tremendously affects the health of the public. SSFFC medicines not only affect public health but it also results in the economic crises. This concern cannot be neglected any more. A comprehensive study on the contemporary scenario of the problem, its recognition and detection with respect to locality, medication category, and drug form investigation is not present. Our purpose is to thoroughly explore and investigate the evidence available on SSFFC in the period of 2013-2016. Reports suggest the incidence occurrence in their region wise manner

Keywords: SSFFC; Adulterated; WHO; CDSCO

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