#fakemeds are 10% to 30% of global medicine: less than 1% in some countries, +30% in parts of Africa Asia & Latin America
Fake medicines are not just useless. They often contain ingredients that are harmful – in the best case – and deadly – in the worst. Fight the Fakes partner Partnership for Safe Medicines released a Brochure on real dangers of fake drugs. Some patients expose themselves to the danger of fake medicines in the quest for cheaper drugs, buying online and from unapproved pharmacists – but there are many other – safer – ways to procure necessary medicines. Check out the brochure to learn how to distinguish fake medicines from the true ones.