According to the World Health Organization, more than 120,000 people die each year from counterfeit and substandard malaria and tuberculosis medications. Nearly 11% of drugs sold in poor and developing countries are counterfeited, while the majority of child mortality from malaria and pneumonia is due to counterfeit or under-the-counter medicines. Infection-based diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, can gain resistance and lead to greater problems due to drugs that are produced under standard and contain the necessary active substances.
Especially in poor and developing countries, due to reasons such as high profit margins, lack of regulation and control, lack of information, complicated supply chains, the amount of counterfeit and illegal drugs increases and causes hundreds of thousands deaths.
The combination of the factors mentioned above and distribution from one country to another explains why some states and their population are more exposed to such crimes than others and that counterfeit medicine smuggling has expanded significantly around the world.
We can explain the details of the factors and more we mentioned above:
These factors that we mentioned are only part of the fact that counterfeit medicines still do appear in the market. With the laws and sanctions imposed by each country, the distribution of counterfeit medicines on the market is going through different ways and costs hundreds of thousands of people’s lives.