Zimbabwe: Fake ARVs Flood Country

UNLICENSED drug dealers are flooding the market with a variety of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) that could do more harm than good, the country's medicines regulatory body has warned.

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) said this week that individual drug importers had flooded the local market with ARVs, which they are selling from unlicensed locations such as flea markets and hair salons.MCAZ fears the drugs could expose the public to health hazards as counterfeit medicines usually cause drug resistance.


26 July 2007

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