Specialists have forwarded a word of caution stating that manufacturing of sales of fake drugs is on the rise in rich and poor nations, with more gullible customers purchasing them via internet.
In addition to this, they also said that counterfeit or low standard versions of medicines are usually hidden in cargos taking indirect paths to mask their nation of origins as a fragment of criminal activity that is worth billions.
Margaret Hamburg, Head of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration said that medicines such as these put people in high danger as they may contain too much, too less or the inaccurate active ingredients that can prove to be fatal.
In a speech to the annual ministerial meeting of the World Health Organization, she said that counterfeiting of medicines is increasing, which further makes it complex on the geographical scale.
In nations that are well to do, fake medicines often comprise of costly hormones, steroids and cancer treating medicines and pharmaceuticals linked lifestyle.
However, in developing nations such as Africa, counterfeit drugs are easily obtainable to treat conditions for example malaria, TB or HIV/AIDs and all these are life threatening.
In the national interest, nation’s authorities must do something about the situation.