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The Vatican denounces the deaths of 700,000 people annually from counterfeit drugs

Most of the drugs are distributed in Africa and are supposed to treat malaria and tuberculosis.

The World Health Organization estimates that some 30 percent of medicines sold to Africa are counterfeit. In some countries such as Angola, Burundi or Congo, half of those distributed fail quality tests.