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Fat profits behind steady rise in fake drugs worldwide

The global trade with counterfeit drugs is booming – it’s an extremely lucrative business with potentially lethal side effects. Cross-border cooperation is trying to curb the deadly trade. The counterfeiters are unscrupulous: Painkillers are made...

Measles rise sparks vaccine debate in Germany

Measles have has been stamped out in some countries – but not in Germany. A new wave of infection has rolled through Germany, prompting renewed discussion about compulsory vaccinations. A brownish-pink rash is the typical...

Indian scientists see cheap rotavirus vaccine as start of homegrown drug industry

Indian scientists have developed a low-cost rotavirus vaccine that could prevent severe infant diarrhea. At $1 per dose, it could save thousands of children’s lives each year in Asia and Africa. At a fraction of...