Fake drugs that could kill are on the rise in Western countries – here’s why

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Abstract

Fake medicines – illegal and substandard pharmaceuticals – have until now largely been a problem in low and middle-income countries. Ranging from lifestyle products to lifesaving medicines, such products are now also on the rise in the Western world. The spread is concerning, as fake medicines can be completely ineffective or extremely toxic.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 24

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Ethnology
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Keywords

  • Falsified medicine
  • Sweden
  • Europe

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