Harnessing Market Forces to Fight Fake Drugs | Innovations for Poverty Action | Experiments in Progress | Scoop.it

"The prevalence of counterfeit drugs is a global public health concern, with evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia indicating that 35% of medicines in public and private outlets are fake...high quality products, priced competitively, can drive out bad ones even when quality is not directly observable, but the mechanism appears weaker when consumers are less able to infer quality."


It's hard to believe that this problem has been going on for a while now, and nobody has been able to trace the origin of these drugs other than "from China." It's infuriating.