Bad medicine in the market.

  title={Bad medicine in the market.},
  author={Bate Roger and Kathryn Boateng},
  journal={World hospitals and health services : the official journal of the International Hospital Federation},
  volume={43 3},
Counterfeit medicines are an insidious threat to global health, and the risks they pose have been largely underestimated to date. Apart from failing to cure disease, they can cause mental and physical damage - and even death. Fake drugs containing insufficient active ingredients breed resistance, which can make standard drugs useless. No area of the world is unaffected, but mounting evidence shows that the problem is disproportionately severe in developing and emerging-market countries, which… CONTINUE READING