The proliferation of counterfeit drugs on the global market and easy availability via online pharmacies is an increasing problem. The makers of counterfeit drugs have enjoyed and profited from loopholes in a system designed to deliver healthy medicines to those in need. The rising cost of prescription medications and the ubiquitous presence of online and overseas pharmacies means more people than ever are threatened by these counterfeiting operations.

Last year, a delegation of students and lecturers from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services of the Florida A&M University led by Prof Henry Lewis arrived in Ghana to explore avenues of cooperation with some Ghanaian organizations.

According to the head of the delegation, whose other member is Assistant Professor Yussif M. Dokurugu, interesting results came out of the research work of the organizations and students they worked with.

17 March 2008

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