#fakemeds could be up to 15% of medicines in circulation worldwide
This week the BBC published an article on combating fake medicines in Africa. With fake anti-malarial medicines killing thousands a year, the article not only highlights the devastating effects of fake medicines, it also includes the work of innovative start-ups using technology to combat the problem. From invisible printing to SMS alerts, these are just a few of the ways start-ups are trying to uncover fake drugs and ensure patients are taking the correct medication. Featuring quotes from some of our partners, it’s great to see such an important and challenging issue reach mainstream media.