Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Health: Bangladesh faces growing trade in fake drugs

The World Health Organisation estimates that nearly 10 percent of all drugs sold worldwide are fake. And a recent study says 100,000 people die each year from taking fake medicine. Continuing our series on the impact of counterfeit medicine - Bangladesh's government says at least ten percent of the medicine sold in pharmacies across the country are fake. Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar traveled to Tangail in Bangladesh - to meet the mother of one of the youngest victims.