Health | Magazine Articles | VOL. 8, ISSUE 46, January-February 2008 |

Spurious Drug Menace

The spurious drug industry is well established in India. According to the World Health Organisation 35 percent of the world’s spurious drugs are produced in India, followed by Nigeria. In a recent case a 10-year old Kantabanji based fake medicine manufacturing racket was busted in Bolangir, Orissa. The incident compelled Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister, Orissa, to order a probe to understand the ‘modus operandi’ that exists in this trade and also find specific solutions to counter the spurious drug menace....

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