detecting and removing poor quality medicines that harm the most vulnerable patients and damage public health

By Matthew Wall
Technology of Business editor
27 September 2016

Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions.

But it's OK, you think, because you bought medicine to combat the disease from a local drugs market.

Now imagine what it must be like to see your child die nonetheless because the drugs you bought were fake.

That is the brutal reality of the multi-billion dollar a year global trade in counterfeit drugs.

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