Annie Chang | Apr. 22, 2014 | WSBT South Bend
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A group of Notre Dame students are rolling out some groundbreaking technology that could change millions of lives around the world -- all with a little piece of paper and some chemicals.
They're called "PADs," which stands for Paper Analytical Devices. The little slips of paper can tell if the medication you just bought is fake.
Counterfeit pills are a growing problem around the world, with an estimated 1-2% of drugs in North America that are "fraudulent," according to the FDA. That means the medicines don't have the ingredients they say they do on the box.