Fake Drugs in Pakistan

The World Health Organization estimates that between 30 to 40 percent of all drugs and medicine in Pakistan is counterfeit. According to an official with a pharmaceutical organization, over 100 patients died at a single hospital due to taking counterfeit heart medications.

People in Pakistan spend up to 77 percent of their health budgets on medicines.

Source: Hina Mahgul Rind, “IPR challenges drive foreign pharmaceuticals away from Pakistan,” The News, May 12, 2012.