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Fake Medicines Put Lives at Risk in Cameroon

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August 22, 2013
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It's commonplace in Cameroon for people to buy medicines at the market instead of a pharmacy. But the medication is often fake, out of date or stored in bad condition, turning the pills into toxic and sometimes deadly cocktails.


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