Counterfeit and falsified medicines are a serious problem for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. When falsified and counterfeit medicines are discovered in the market a rapid response is required to ensure patient safety, and product reputation.  

Falsified medicines are fake medicines that are designed to mimic real medicines and do not meet the standards of safety, efficacy and quality under EU law.  They may contain ingredients of harmful quantity or quality or the incorrect dosage. Whereas counterfeit medicines are medicines that do not comply with intellectual-property rights or that infringe trademark law.  

Using physical investigation and chemical analysis RSSL are able to help you investigate and detect counterfeit and falsified drugs. 

RSSL can


FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) Spectroscopy analysis 

GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) 

HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) & Preparative HPLC 

LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) 

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectroscopy analysis 

UV-Visible Spectroscopy analysis 

Classical Wet Chemical Methods 

ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) 

ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy)

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