US labs fight to reduce bogus drugs

Medical technicians use technology to help authorities reduce impact of counterfeit drugs that kill 100,000 a year.

    The World Health Organisation estimates about 10 percent of all drugs sold worldwide are fake.

    And a recent study indicates as many as 100,000 people die each year from taking bogus medicine.  

    But laboratories in the US are using science to help law enforcement reduce the impact of counterfeit drugs by taking them off the streets.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Groton, Connecticut.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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