Africa: Counterfeit medicines cause hundreds of thousands of patients to die each year

Posted on April 8, 2013 • Filed under: Counterfeit Drugs, Health reported that fake drugs for tuberculosis and malaria kill around 700,000 people each year in less-developed countries, according to a report by the International Policy Network. In one shocking case, over the course of three months, 84 Nigerian children died from kidney failure brought on by the industrial solvent diethylene glycol in teething syrup. Read Article

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