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South-east Asia awash with fake drugs

20% of malaria deaths blamed on bogus cures Hi-tech counterfeiting racket based in China
Ian MacKinnon, South-east Asia correspondent
Thursday February 22, 2007
The Guardian, UK


An "epidemic" of counterfeit therapeutic drugs is sweeping south-east Asia, costing hundreds of thousands of lives as victims take them under the mistaken belief that they are receiving vital treatment for their illnesses. A British doctor working in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, found that most of the anti-malarial medicines tested in a sample were sophisticated fakes, often displaying holograms on the packaging, originally aimed at making counterfeiting difficult....More

 




 

Golden Jubilee Trade and Exhibition Fair opens

GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Wednesday, opened the 11th Ghana International Golden Jubilee Trade and Exhibition Fair urging local businesses especially small and medium scale enterprises to explore joint ventures possibilities to forge strategic partnerships.
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  Nigeria cracks down on migrants

BBC - Nigeria is cracking down on "illegal aliens" from neighbouring countries whom the authorities call a "nuisance". .....People from Ghana, Togo, Cameroon and other West African countries have also been removed from at least eight major cities across the country....More
   

South-east Asia awash with fake drugs
 

Guardian, UK - Twenty percent of malaria deaths blamed on bogus cures Hi-tech counterfeiting racket based in China blamed .......More

 

 

Kufuor holds meeting with the Council of State

GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday met with the Council of State behind closed doors at the Castle, Osu..  ...
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