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Chirac campaigns against counterfeit drugs

Travelling to Benin, former French president Jacques Chirac called on governments around the world to join the fight against fake medication. In some developing countries, one in four drugs are counterfeit and potentially dangerous.

Today's Focus guests are FRANCE 24's correspondent in Cotonou, Melissa Bell, and Sabine Kopp, director at Quality Assurance and Safety (medicines) at the World Health Organisation.

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