Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide, report says

The deaths of children are a cause for misery, and new research suggests one of the gravest perils comes in the form of falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria, pneumonia and other diseases. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are dying due to a surge of poor-quality or outright fake medicines, the report says. "We're talking about 300,000 -- at least -- children who have died because of murder-by-alleged-medicines distributed by criminals," said Dr. Joel Breman, a co-author of the report and senior scientific adviser emeritus at the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health. (CNN)