Why the world needs a pharmacy: Tour de pharmacy in South Africa
South Africa is one of the world’s leading exporters of pharmaceuticals, but it’s also a major provider of counterfeit drugs.
And this is where the company that’s best known for its pharmaceuticals is going to play a critical role.
South Africa has an estimated 20 million people living below the poverty line.
The country is the world leader in prescription drug use, with nearly 70 percent of the population having a prescription.
According to the World Health Organization, one in five South Africans is now prescribed at least one drug each year.
The country’s pharmacy chains have long been notorious for their low prices.
Many of them, including the flagship chain, South Africa Pharmacy, have faced the wrath of the government.
Last year, the government fined the company almost $3 million and took away its licenses.
The company was able to get out of the situation thanks to the assistance of local anti-counterfeiting activists.
“We are not going to go back,” said Simon Rynker, who helped organize the protests.
“But I think we are seeing that South Africa, as an international brand, needs to do more to educate its customers about the dangers of counterfeit medicines.”
The protests were organized by South African anti-fraud group, Save Our Pharmacy.
They took place in the city of Johannesburg, as well as in several other towns and cities across the country.
They also included protests in Pretoria and Cape Town.
According to Save Our Drug, there have been some 5,000 seizures and investigations of counterfeit medications in South African pharmacies in 2017.
It also reported that more than 1,000 people have been arrested for drug trafficking, with the majority of these people being charged with possession of counterfeit goods.
But that doesn’t mean that South African pharmaceutical companies have any incentive to stop peddling counterfeit drugs in the country, especially since the government has recently increased the price of prescription drugs.
While South Africa has a long history of pharmaceutical counterfeiting, its pharmaceutical companies are also notorious for not keeping track of counterfeit medication.
According the Save Our Drugs report, only 2.4 percent of South Africa’s prescription drug production is recorded on a database, while a similar percentage of its pharmaceutical products are on the black market.
This is because pharmaceutical companies don’t know the identity of their drug and sometimes make decisions based on their marketing intentions rather than on actual clinical research.
As a result, many pharmacies and drug stores are selling counterfeit drugs on the open market, even though they don’t have the same paperwork or quality control requirements as the pharmaceutical company.
South African pharmaceutical firms are also known for not making their products available in the pharmacy as required by law.
For example, there are many companies that produce medicines without a prescription and sell them without a label.
In some cases, these companies have even opened stores selling the medicines without any proper documentation or testing.
According a Save Our Pharma report, South African companies have also been found to be violating the law with the sales of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and adulterated drugs.
The anti-drug campaigners have been successful in pressuring pharmaceutical companies to crack down on the problem.
In December, the South African government introduced new anti-pharmaceutical laws that were meant to stem the spread of drug counterfeiting and counterfeiting rings.
They made it illegal for companies to manufacture drugs without a valid prescription.
But these laws have only so far caught the attention of pharmaceutical companies.
According, Save our Pharmacy said that the pharmaceutical companies that have been in compliance with the new law are doing so because of pressure from the government and the community.