Concerns about the quality of medicines exist for a long time as well as the medicines themselves. Documents dating back to the IV. BC. e., warned of the dangers of counterfeit medicines. In I. n. e. Greek physician Dioscorides identify such products and gave advice on their detection.
The presence of counterfeit drugs (FLS) on the Russian pharmaceutical market today recognize everything about this policy and speak with a high stands, and pensioners in line for free medicines.
The problem of the quality and authenticity of medicines today acute worldwide. Falsifies everything from expensive drugs (known and loved by men all over the world Viagra regularly nominated for the treatment of cancer and diabetes) to popular antibiotics and traditionally-selling drugs lower price range (analgin, tsitramon, acetylsalicylic acid and ascorbic, activated charcoal). Often there are counterfeit products leading the sales - smectite Essentiale Forte N, advertised vitamin-mineral complexes, antihistamines, analgesics, complex preparations for the treatment of colds and flu.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the falsification of medicines, along with malaria, AIDS and smoking, was one of four evils of the world health. Today, the proportion of counterfeit medicines in the Russian pharmaceutical market, according to some estimates, is approximately 12%. With this in mind, it can be assumed that the drugs in Russia is no worse than in developed countries, and possibly even better. But this fact, unfortunately, not so much due to the quality work of our control and regulatory authorities, but rather small volumes of drug sales and most unprofitable falsification of medicines. With the growth of the Russian pharmaceutical market and the number of counterfeited products will obviously grow. Apparently today is necessary, ahead of the situation, develop a strategy to combat this scourge. To deal with this scourge, we must all, in public, every member of our society, the world, joining forces with the world community. The only way you can win. So far, unfortunately, in Russia this struggle relegated to special bodies.