Ghana Battles Counterfeit Drugs

A few months ago, Eric Karikari Boateng, Acting Head of the Laboratory Services at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), ordered amoxicillin from his local pharmacy to treat his sore and swollen throat. He began taking the medicine Friday, and when his throat continued to swell, he tested the drug on Monday. He discovered it was missing a key ingredient, rendering it completely useless.

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