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Cameroon Pharmacist Creates Device to Detect Fake Drugs

Each year, tens of thousands of people across Africa die or get sick from ingesting counterfeit drugs. But Franck Verzefé, a Cameroonian pharmacist, has developed a device that uses artificial intelligence to determine if a medicine is fake or the real thing. Moki Edwin Kindzeka narrates this report by Anne Nzouankeu in Douala, Cameroon.

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2 comments

  1. Camer believer (Colby)

    Congratulations to you and your prowess.

  2. This is a good start but I would caution because of it’s limitations. Detecting the active ingredients is only part of the story with counterfeit drugs. The process impurities in most cases are more deadly than some of the substitutes in place of the API.

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