Pan Africanism : Counterfeit medicine from Asia threatens lives in Africa

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  1. Destee

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    Counterfeit medicine from Asia threatens lives in Africa

    Malaria is one of the diseases affected by unscrupulous traders in fake and substandard drugs

    International health experts are warning of a mounting health crisis in parts of Africa because of an influx of counterfeit medicine from Asia that is playing havoc with the treatment of diseases such as malaria. Porous borders in Africa coupled with indifferent oversight in China are combining to turn the continent and its pressing health problems into a free-for-all for maverick manufacturers, some of whom are producing pills with no active ingredients at all.

    Precise data is hard to track down because of the informal nature of African health systems. But several recent studies warn that as many as one-third of malaria drugs in Uganda and Tanzania are fake or substandard, with most believed to originate in China or India.

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    ... It does appear that China is the biggest culprit, smh:


    'Malaria is not going away because we are getting fake treatment'

    China suspected as source of counterfeit drugs that are holding back fight against malaria in Africa
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    Anti-malaria drugs at a dispensary in Tanzania. Even health professionals are routinely fooled by the fake medicines. Photograph: Alamy


    In cities and villages across Tanzania and Uganda – the countries with the highest number of malaria cases in the world – everyone knows about fake and substandard drugs. Most people know at least someone who has taken them. The overwhelming suspicion is that they, like poor quality mobile phones and cheap clothing, come from China.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/23/malaria-fake-medicines-africa-china?intcmp=239


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    China isn't the first or the last to get in on this type of scam. I suspected many years that this various fake drugs for various diseases are/or were either actual placebos or useless. It has been getting swept under the rug for too long. The way i see it they are only doing this for profit. I have a question tho...how would any one know that their medicine is counterfeit without having random screens ?
     
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    Just how do we think that Aids spread so quickly in Africa??
    This isn't china's first dance of death in africa. The chinese only care about the chinese and sometimes they don't even care about them....
    THe WHO came in uder the guise of giving Aafricans FLU SHOTS and if you wanted one they'd give you some money and gift cards.....

    WHy do ya'll think the flu shot is pushed so hard here in the states....I've seen people throwing up and becoming violentenlty ill less than 24 hours after taking that ish!!
     
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    where's wetac0s when we need 'em ?? ... :pc:

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