Economy

Global Trade in Fake Drugs Tops $30 Billioni
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October 04, 2012 10:56 PM
The World Health Organization estimates that 25 percent of medicines sold in poor countries are counterfeit. Monitoring by the World Bank and others suggests the overall global trade in fake and substandard drugs is now more than 30 billion dollars per year. Experts are asking for stricter regulation and better international collaboration to check this public health menace. VOA’s Vidushi Sinha has more

Global Trade in Fake Drugs Tops $30 Billion

Published October 04, 2012

The World Health Organization estimates that 25 percent of medicines sold in poor countries are counterfeit. Monitoring by the World Bank and others suggests the overall global trade in fake and substandard drugs is now more than 30 billion dollars per year. Experts are asking for stricter regulation and better international collaboration to check this public health menace. VOA’s Vidushi Sinha has more


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