Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

April 24, 2015 5:03 PM

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Fake medicines are a 21st-century scourge, but they've been around for a long time. This advertising trade card for snake oil was printed in New York City around 1880.

The global battle against malaria, tuberculosis and other deadly diseases faces plenty of obstacles. Among them: a pandemic of fake and poor-quality medicines.

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