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Examples of recent global incidents of falsified medicine use5 6

Falsified medicine (indication)Country/YearReport
Avastin (anticancer)USA/2012Drug lacked active ingredient. Used in 19 medical practices
Viagra and Cialis (erectile dysfunction)UK/2012Smuggled into the UK. Contained undeclared active ingredients, compromising patient safety
Zidolam-N (anti-HIV/AIDS)Kenya/2011Three thousand people affected by falsified batch
Glibenclamide (antidiabetic medicine)China/2009Contained six times the normal dose of active ingredient. Two deaths and nine hospitalisations
Seretide Evohaler (asthma)UK/2009Batch recalled due to EU Customs Intelligence