Thursday, September 17, 2009

How Common are Counterfeit Drugs?

That is the question. The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the world 's supply of medicines are counterfeit, but the density of counterfeits vary from region to region. Some areas are estimated at as low as 1% - 3% while other areas may have up to 60% counterfeits for certain medications.

Most statistical data given is based on arrests, raids and seizures within a country or region. These are the cold hard facts, but most authorities believe these cold hard facts are but a small piece in the overall picture - just "the tip of the iceberg".

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