A trip down to a village pharmacy recently alerted Wang Yansheng – a traditional medicine practitioner – of the far-reaching infiltration of counterfeit drugs in China's rural areas.

To relieve his father's chronic throat problem, Wang asked for a popular brand of Chinese herbal medicine at the pharmacy in Anhui countryside. Instead, he inadvertently took home counterfeits.

By
Wang Yan'an
27 February 2009

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