Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

A vendor writes as she stands in a legal pharmacy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

DAKAR (Reuters) – When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. The doctor prescribed a malaria treatment but the medicine cost too much for Dieng, a 30-year-old tailor, so he went to an […]

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