Washington Post Examines Relationship Between Counterfeit Drugs, Rise Of…

The Washington Post examines the emergence of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) around the world, writing, “One culprit in the rise of untreatable TB is counterfeit drugs, which can undermine treatment efforts by packing insufficient active ingredients to fully kill off bacteria, breeding new, stronger super-strains of the disease.” According to the newspaper, “[a] new study [.pdf] published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease found that 16.6 percent of tuberculosis drugs in Africa, 10.1 percent in India and 3.9 percent in other middle-income countries were ‘failures,’ meaning they had less than 80 percent of the active ingredient necessary to treat the disease.”

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