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Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day'

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James Baichan
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Children are very susceptible to malaria, so fake drugs can be a death sentence

Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world.

Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions.

That is the brutal reality of the multi-billion dollar a year global trade in counterfeit drugs.

Even medicines that are substandard - containing an insufficient dosage of active ingredients, say - can be deadly, leading to drug resistance, a particular issue for infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.

Participating drugs companies apply for scratch-panel stickers that can be attached to their packets of drugs.

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