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Drug analysis needs to be cost-effective without compromising accuracy. This is an important principle for both the routine quality control procedures that are performed and the process of identifying potentially harmful counterfeit medicines. Near-infrared spectroscopy, or NIRS for short, is a useful part of the pharmaceutical analysis toolbox – and a winning choice thanks in particular to the minimal time and labor resources it consumes, as well as the fully automated online analyses it offers. Not only that, but it also takes simultaneous analysis of multiple substances in its stride. This report illustrates two examples of what it can do.