Study: Up to a fifth buy prescription-only medicines illegally

A new study has found that one in five people have bought prescription-only medicines from illicit sources.

A new study has found that one in five people have bought prescription-only medicines from illicit sources.

The study, carried out by Pfizer, is part of Europe-wide research into counterfeit medicines.

The research also shows that more than two thirds who bought the medicines did so in an effort to save money.

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