Fake Drugs in Liberia

The head of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority stated that up to 60 percent of the drugs that are on the market in Liberia are counterfeit.

The fake drugs enter the country from Guinea on the back of trucks that are not inspected at the border. Many Liberians purchase their medicines from street vendors.

Worldwide, the illegal trade in counterfeit drugs is worth $200 Billion a year.

Source:  Emmanuel Weedee, “Liberia: How Are Counterfeit Medicines Brought Into the Country,” AllAfrica, May 21, 2012.