Some relevant snippets:
* Last month Peter Mandelson, the EU trade commissioner, revealed that fake birth control pills and HIV retroviral drugs from China had been seized by European customs officers.
* According to Mr. Mandelson, half of all counterfeit pharmaceuticals found inthe EU originate in China.
* The article cites the CMPI report to the effect that that global sales of counterfeit drugs will reach $75bn (Â£38bn) in 2010 - an increase of more than 90% from 2005.
* Henk Bekedam, representative for WHO in Beijing, said, "Fake drugs are a global problem and there is no reason to believe China is an exception. Piracy is a disease ... we need to report on it, find out where it is coming from, and go and deal with it."
Here's a link to the complete article:
And the closing sentence of the story is worth sharing:
"The worst consequences will be a lot more serious than erectile dysfunction."