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Counterfeit Drug-Detection Apps

FD-Detector is Tackling the Counterfeit Drug Market in Nigeria

— September 4, 2019 — Lifestyle
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.
Trend Themes
1. Counterfeit Drug Detection - The use of mobile apps for detecting fake drugs is an opportunity for companies to invest in technology that would help mitigate the production and distribution of counterfeit drugs.
2. Pharmaceutical App Development - The development of mobile apps that help users authenticate pharmaceutical products presents an opportunity for tech companies to invest in a new and growing market.
3. AI and Image Recognition - The use of AI and image recognition technology for detecting counterfeit drugs presents an opportunity for tech companies to develop more sophisticated and reliable drug authentication solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Pharmaceuticals - The pharmaceutical industry can invest in technology solutions that tackle the problem of counterfeit drugs, such as partnering with app developers to integrate drug authentication features into their products.
2. Technology - Tech companies can invest in developing innovative solutions for detecting counterfeit drugs, such as mobile apps that use AI and image recognition technology.
3. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from investing in fake drug detection apps and developing partnerships with tech companies to leverage their technology for better patient safety.
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