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Benin declares war on fake medicine

According to UN's Health body, one medicine in four in the developing world could be fake. In Cotonou hospital, in the southern Beninese city, one person dies due to counterfeit drugs per day.

Today's Focus guest are France 24 correspondent in Cotonou, Melissa Bell and Thomas Kubic, director of pharmaceutical Security Institute, live from Benin.

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