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10 percent of drug regimens in Uganda have counterfeits -NDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 10 per cent of the drug regimens in the country have substandard or counterfeit copies of them sold on the market, according to the National Drug Authority. Although they appear indistinguishable, the fake brands are mixed with other chemicals changing their chemical composition and …

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Cotton farmers decry infiltration of fake bank notes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in Nebbi district are losing huge sums of money to unscrupulous mobile cotton buyers using counterfeit currency notes. The cotton farmers argue that although the mobile cotton buyers pay better prices for their produce, many of them use counterfeit currency notes. John …

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COMMENT: Deal with fake drugs

National Drug Authority should handle the issue of counterfeit drugs through monitoring systems and the law COMMENT | MICHAEL WOIRA | The Uganda National Drug Authority and the Ministry of Health need to urgently reexamine the systems and processes they use to examine all drugs that are being sold by public …

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Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | There’s nothing covert about Roxy — a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast’s main city and commercial hub, …

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