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Counterfeit drugs 'may kill you or cause superbugs'

The problem of counterfeit drugs is being discussed on Thursday at a meeting of World Health Organisation representatives and industry professionals in London.

Up to 10% of medicines sold globally are fake, according to the WHO, but in some poorer countries it could be as much as half, with some estimates putting the total sales at $75bn a year.

Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told BBC News about the dangers of fake medicines.

  • 26 Sep 2013
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