A recent newspaper headline caught my eye. It said that in some poor countries a staggering 60 percent of medicines are fake.

Thankfully, the World Health Organization, now led by our own very able Mrs Margaret Chan (she was previously Hong Kong’s Director of Health), is trying hard to control the scandalous trade in counterfeit medicines.

By Cheng Huan

19 November 2007

 

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