Study highlights dangers of counterfeit medicines

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) off-load boxes of fake drugs for destruction at the premises of the agency in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2001. Counterfeit or sub-standard anti-infective drugs are a widespread and under-recognised problem, increasing the resistance of diseases to treatment and undermining trust in health care in the developing world, researchers warned in a study.

21 August 2006

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