The epidemic of counterfeit drugs in Nigeria has claimed thousands of lives each year, which is why a group of five teenage girls in Nigeria created a revolutionary mobile app called FD-Detector to tackle the problem.
The easy-to-use app features a database of both registered and unregistered pharmaceuticals. Users looking for peace of mind can simply use their smartphone camera to take a photo of the pill bottle's label. Using the bar code, the database will be able to inform the user if the drug is real or fake, along with its expiration date so users know whether or not the drug is safe to consume.
Both doctors and patients can upload images to FD-Detector, effectively tackling the overwhelming epidemic of Nigeria's counterfeit drug market.