Falsification of biotechnology drugs: current dangers and/or future disasters?

Last updated on 4-11-2019 by Wesley Van Dessel

Peer reviewed scientific article




Falsified medical products have become a global threat since they were first mentioned to the general public at the conference of experts on the rational use of drugs organized by the world health organization (WHO) in 1985. Today, official estimates of the annual death toll due to falsified medical products range between two hundred thousand and one million. Although the extent of this global problem is the most significant in the developing world, an increasing number of reports have demonstrated the presence of a substantial (black) market for falsified medical products in the developed …

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