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Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

DAKAR: When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. The doctor prescribed a malaria treatment but the medicine cost too much for Dieng, a 30-year-old tailor, so he went to an unlicensed street vendor for pills on the cheap.  “It was too expensive at the pharmacy. I was forced to buy street drugs as they are less expensive,” he said. Within days he was hospitalized - sickened by the very drugs that…

Two arrested for selling fake life-saving drugs

LAHORE: At least two men were arrested after Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials along with 'Sar-e-Aam' team raided a medical store for selling fake life saving drugs in Lahore.  SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEOS FIA officials and ARY News show Sar-e-Aam's team raided a medical store near a leading government hospital in Lahore over a complaint that the store owner is selling a fake life-saving drug, an antibiotic called Tanzo . The complaint FIA had received a complaint that the drug was administered to a woman…

SC orders authorities to block CNICs, freeze bank accounts of absconders

ISLAMABAD: Hearing the Sindh government’s appeal challenging a drug court order to release an accused on bail, the Supreme Court (SC) ordered Federal Interior Ministry, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), and Home Ministry Sindh to block CNICs and freeze bank accounts of all absconders wanted in different cases. The provincial government’s appeal against acquittal of an absconder yielded an unanticipated orders against all absconders on Tuesday when three-member bench of the top court’s Karachi registry,…