Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs
16 November 2018 | 12:22 pm
When Moustapha Dieng suffered stomach pains, he worried about the cost of the doctor's prescription. Instead, he went to an unlicensed street vendor in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, who sold him medicine on the cheap.
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