Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Doubly fake drugs kill patients, markets
"Chinese-made fake Indian drugs hurt industry's image in Africa" is the depressingly descriptive title of an article in domain-b.com on the latest accusations of foul play aimed at the Chinese drugs industry. The claim has been made that China is now flooding West Africa with fake medicines bearing "made in India" labels, thus both tarnishing the image of India's fast-growing pharmaceutical industry and putting African lives at risk. India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has now detected three instances of fake imported bulk drugs from China.