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Five worrying facts about fake medicine

Published on 27/03/17 at 09:57am

One million people die from fake drugs every year, with the worst continent being Africa where a suspected 200,000 die every year from fake antimalarial medication. There have been numerous well-publicised incidents that have taken the lives of those believing they were receiving treatment to aid their health. In the US, in 2008, 81 people lost their lives to counterfeit heparin, an anticoagulant that had been produced in China. One particular ingredient that has reoccurred numerous times, to damaging effect, has been diethylene glycol.

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