Cracking Down on Fake Drugs


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Counterfeit goods are big business. But when it comes to counterfeit medicines, it’s a public health issue as well. Counterfeit prescription medicines have become widespread and pervasive, and they have been found in every disease category, in both generic and branded medicines, and in every region of the world. Counterfeit drug incidents around the world have caused an estimated 700,000 deaths from malaria and tuberculosis alone, reports the International Policy Network. Counterfeiting groups thrive in countries where…

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