Category: WHO

Here are two packagings of the malaria drug Coartem. The one to the right is falsified, which is revealed by the wrongly located batch number.

“Falsified medicines are a growing and underestimated health threat” 

A billion dollar market with fatal consequences. Falsified medicines are a virtually unknown health threat to the Swedish general public, although these drugs are among the ones purchased online. The proportion of Swedes who buy medications online is increasing. “Clear and recurring information on the dangers of falsifications is now a must”, writes Susanne Lundin. Three bodies in contorted positions. Arms and...