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UN task force warns people against buying medicines online

A United Nations-led task force has warned people against buying medicines from rouge websites as 50 per cent of the drugs sold online may be counterfeit which could promote drug resistant strains of the disease, worsen medical conditions and even kill patients.

It also called for strengthening laws to deal with such online pharmacies to curb the multi-billion dollar market in fake drugs.

17 November 2006

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