Russia infected by fake medicines trade

Counterfeit drugs become a billion-dollar business as criminals use sophisticated tactics to elude police.

Criminal gangs in Russia are believed to be making billions of dollars from the sale of counterfeit and unlicensed drugs, creating a rapidly expanding healthcare crisis.

Antibiotics and heart medicines are the most frequently copied, according to experts, and counterfeiters are using increasingly sophisticated methods to evade police.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

Source: Al Jazeera

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