Rabat - Counterfeit medicines and expired pharmacy drugs, some illegally manufactured, are being sold without authorization or prescriptions. The issue has now prompted the Ministry of Health to boost public awareness about the effects and dangers of buying fake medications. Moroccan newspaper Al Akhbar reported in its weekend issue that 15,000 poisonings are recorded every year due to unauthorized medicines.

Counterfeit Medicines Cause 15,000 Poison Cases in Morocco Annually
Safaa Kasraoui is a journalist at Morocco World News.