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Many medicines are too costly for Asia's rural poor (Cambodia's Leng Bo with her five children), who unknowingly turn to counterfeits. (Jack Picone)

The Fatal Consequences of Counterfeit Drugs

In Southeast Asia, forensic investigators using cutting-edge tools are helping stanch the deadly trade in fake anti-malaria drugs

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"This is probably fake," Rous Saut said. He was pointing to the genuine one.

Bangkok-based freelance journalist Andrew Marshall writes about Asian affairs and is profiled in "From the Editor". Photographer Jack Picone is based in Bangkok.

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