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Spike in counterfeiting of PPE kits, sanitisers during Covid-19: Report

The COVID-19 lockdown witnessed a sharp spike in counterfeiting incidents in pharmaceutical products, especially PPE kits and sanitisers, as per a report by industry body ASPA. Counterfeiting incidents in India have risen rapidly in the last few years, with a 20 per cent growth from January 2018 to December 2020, the Authentication Solution Providers Association (ASPA) said. The top five sectors which have been most affected by counterfeiting are -- alcohol, tobacco, FMCG packaged goods, currency and pharmaceuticals. They together constitute more than 84 per cent of the total counterfeiting incidents reported. Within the last month, there have been a number of cases reported of fake COVID-19 medication. Counterfeiters are taking advantage of the high demand for medicines, health supplements, safety products, hygiene products and other essentials created due to the COVID crisis and contaminating the market by selling fake and sub-standard products, said the report, titled The .


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