Counterfeit Medicine

The trade in counterfeit drugs circulating in Nicaragua has become a serious public health issue.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Nicaragua has developed into a major marketplace for counterfeit medicine manufactured without any quality controls. Its epicenter is in the capital's so-called "Eastern Market" where many popular drugs can be purchased.

Alejandra Ehlers writing for comments that, "the sale of fake drugs is a problem that has spread across the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) one in ten of all medicines sold is fake, ineffective or has the potential to cause death".

The counterfeit medicines market is controlled by powerful and violent groups associated with drug trafficking.

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