Security services and public health programs in Liberia are attempting to crack down on the market in counterfeit drugs. In six months, authorities have arrested 10 people for selling counterfeit drugs in the country. The campaign began in July 2013 in an attempt to stop the trade in fake drugs. Buyers and sellers of counterfeit… Continue reading Counterfeit Drugs in Liberia
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