A deadly trade: fakes cost lives.

Author:Oban-Selormey, Muriel
Position:Letter to the editor

Thank you African Business for raising awareness of a terrible problem that is haunting Africa, the problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals (The Deadly Scourge of Fake Drugs, October issue, African Business.

Bogus drugs are a real problem--the merchants of these life-threatening products are merciless criminals who prey on a public with little regard as to the consequences of their actions.

For the fact is that customers who buy and consume these worthless drugs, invariably made in unhygienic conditions in seedy back street 'laboratories' and with dangerous ingredients, are often the most defenceless in society, suffering various diseases and ailments that...

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