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Counterfeit medicine in Africa

Counterfeit medicine is nothing new but a recent study showed just how much of a risk there was in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Common chronic disease medicines such as statins and blood pressure medicines were shown to have over 16% with inadequate amounts of the active ingredient.

Travelers are encouraged to buy from reputable sources or simply being their own medicines from home.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/850660

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