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Fake, Counterfeit Medications Lead To Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths In Africa Annually, Report Says

Reuters: Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs
“Tens of thousands of people in Africa die each year because of fake and counterfeit medication, an E.U.-funded report released on Tuesday said. The drugs are mainly made in China but also in India, Paraguay, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. Almost half the fake and low-quality medicines reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2013 and 2017 were found to be in sub-Saharan Africa, said the report, also backed by Interpol and the Institute for Security Studies…” (Christensen et al., 11/15).

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