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Tackling the trade in counterfeit medicines

Last month, I joined Public Health Perspective (PHP) Nepal as a contributing writer. PHP Nepal is a public health online newsletter that publishes articles about health information, ideas and innovation from around the world and I’ve just written my first piece for them on the global pandemic of counterfeit medicines. Pop across to PHP Nepal to find out about some of the interesting technologies being used to tackle this trade:

For countries already struggling under the burden of multiple health problems, counterfeit  and  sub-standard medicines are a dangerous and very unwelcome addition. Although many drugs that get counterfeited are lifestyle drugs, such as Viagra, it is the proliferation of fake anti-malarials and medicines for other infectious diseases in low income countries that can devastate lives… (continue reading on Public Health Perspective Nepal)

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