Drugs and Supplements 

Over 10% of medical products substandard or fake – WHO

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organisation (WHO). This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a waste of money for individuals and health systems that purchase these products, but substandard or falsified medical products can cause serious illness or even death. “Substandard and falsified medicines particularly affect the most vulnerable communities,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said in…

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