Customs officers and other law enforcement agents can use the device without having to remove the medicines from their packaging. This device is based on quadrupole resonance (QR) technology, a harmless radiofrequency spectroscopic technique that can detect signals through multiple layers of cardboard, glass, plastic and/or wood.
Target medicines include hypoglycaemic, antimalarial, anticholesterol, anticancer and antiviral, etc. Most brands are subject to counterfeiting. Counterfeit and fake medicines are a major danger for public health with the potential for drug resistance, from the risk of poisoning with toxic ingredients, and from channeling of profits into criminal networks.
COMPAMED.de; Source: French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)