The market for counterfeit drugs is growing, with fake drugs being the most lucrative trade of illegally copied goods. Ghanaian entrepreneur Bright Simons tells DW how his mPedigree platform targets counterfeiting through web technologies.
The market for fake drugs is growing and is a particularly lucrative trade in Africa. Ghanaian entrepreneur Bright Simons, who heads a platform that targets counterfeiting, says what it takes to make the fight a success.
Cheap painkillers are the new drugs for the people. On the African continent, more and more people are becoming addicted and the illicit trade in pharmaceuticals is on the rise.
They can cause death, have unknown side-effects, fail to treat illnesses and sometimes even add to the spread of disease. Now, the battle to eliminate fake pharmaceutical products is being stepped up.
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