Counterfeit medicines are fake medicines. They may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient. They could have the right active ingredient but at the wrong dose. Counterfeit drugs are illegal and pose a serious health risk across Africa and the world.
The appearance of counterfeit medicines in international commerce was first mentioned as а problem at the WHO Conference of Experts on Rational Drug Use in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1985. Since then, public awareness of the problem of counterfeit drugs has grown.
At Shalina, we are deeply concerned by the threat of counterfeit medicines. We are committed to working with governments and finding ways to fight counterfeit medicines. We do this in a number of ways: In China and India, our source countries, we work with customs officials and surveillance agencies to identify and subsequently raid fake medicine producers and/or distributors. We have introduced high-technology holograms to our most popular brands that we know to be regularly counterfeited. Lastly, we have successfully taken court action in Africa against manufacturers and distributors faking our products.
If you have knowledge of any of our products being counterfeited, or wish to provide us with information, please contact us at [email protected]