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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.