UN: Fake medicines kill almost 440,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year

In sub-Saharan Africa, as many as 267,000 deaths per year are linked to falsified and substandard antimalarial medicines, a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report found. In addition, up to 169,271 are linked to falsified and substandard antibiotics used to treat severe pneumonia in children. Trafficking these products is also taking a direct economic toll…