FDA Unveils Tool To Detect Counterfeit Products

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a new diagnostic device it is developing alongside several public and private entities to fight the proliferation of dangerous counterfeit malaria drugs and protect consumers from a broad range of bogus domestic and imported products.

The Counterfeit Detection Device, or CD-3, is a handheld, battery-operated tool that can spot adulterated medications through light wavelength testing. It will be developed in cooperation with Corning Inc. and various government agencies and undergo initial testing in Ghana before being deployed...
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