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Latest update : 2016-12-09

Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

In Ivory Coast, the trafficking of fake and contraband medicine is a serious public health problem. Up to 40% of medical products bought in the country are picked up on the streets. They are imported from as far away as India and China. The drugs are cheap, easy to find and don't require a prescription. But more often than not, consumers have no idea what they are taking. The country is now stepping up the fight against the illegal trade, as our team on the ground reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.

By Anna SYLVESTRE-TREINER , Arnaud FROGER

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Bernard LEROY

Director, Research Institute against Counterfeit Medicine

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