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In April 2010, the Cambodian Ministry of Health announced that the previous 5 months had seen the enforced closure of nearly 65% of the Illegal pharmacies operating in the country. The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-backed Promoting the Quality of Medicines Programme-which is active in 30 nations-had gathered evidence that these pharmacies were a significant source of counterfeit and substandard medicines in Cambodia.