Published on October 4, 2015
Fraudulence has been defined in many ways depending on where it is being used. The general idea around the term is negative and is often used interchangeably with deceitfulness or trickery. The extremity of a fraudulent act ranges from being a mere prank to risking a life. In the field of medicine, health and wellness, it can result to the latter. World Health Organization (WHO) has first used the term counterfeit to the production of counterfeit medicines. Nowadays, the use of the term fraudulent had incited numerous complaints and arguments. Debates over it have shown that other parties have considered the term to be an intellectual property, referring solely to falsely packaged products that violate trademarks regardless of the content. WHO has firmly emphasized that the organization is not only after people who steal labels. The content or the lack of it is their primary concern as it can directly harm those who are taking it. Hence, the term fraudulent is also used to describe the falsified ingredient used in the production of medicines.