Update on counterfeit antibiotics worldwide; public health risks.

@article{Delepierre2012UpdateOC,
  title={Update on counterfeit antibiotics worldwide; public health risks.},
  author={A Delepierre and Armelle Gayot and Anne Carpentier},
  journal={Medecine et maladies infectieuses},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={247-55}
}
Antibiotics are the most counterfeited medicines and account for 28% of global counterfeit medicines. Counterfeit antibiotics are estimated at 5% of the global antibiotic market. No area in the world seems to be spared from counterfeiting of antibiotics. However, these are rare in developed countries, whereas the strong demand for antibiotics in emerging countries creates a highly attractive market for counterfeiters. Thus, 78% of counterfeit antibiotics come from South-East Asia and their… CONTINUE READING
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