AFRO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 2, October 2008. Counterfeit Medicines
(2008; 3 pages)


A familiar sight in the open markets and the streets of some African countries is a display of a wide range of pharmaceutical products intended for sale to the general public. Such medicine sales constitute a real danger to public health since the authenticity, the origin and the quality of the medicines cannot be ascertained. Although such sales are not authorized, they are tolerated by local medicine regulatory authorities. In addition, the people involved in such sales are not authorized as they are not pharmacy professionals...

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