"Murder by Fake Medicine"

Hundreds of thousands die each year from counterfeit or poor quality drugs, warn doctors and scientists calling for an international movement to flush the fakes out of the system.
250,000 children die from drugs intended to treat malaria and pneumonia alone, they write in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Some of the drugs, many originating in China and India, have been found to contain printer ink, paint, and arsenic. Those responsible often face few repercussions.
The Quote: “The penalties are a slap on the hand, but we are talking about murder by fake medicine here,” said Joel Breman, a US NIH senior scientist emeritus.

The Guardian

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