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Une activité illicite en plein essor au Gabon : le trafic de médicaments contrefaits

Abstract : The traffic of counterfeit medicines is a practice that is developing in Gabonese cities. It is illicit in nature and has its roots in the various economic crises that Gabon has experienced over the past thirty years. The factors that contribute to its development are the porosity of the borders and the weakness of penal sanctions. This activity takes place both on the bangs and in parallel with the legal practice of pharmacy. The objective of this study is to analyze spatially this new form of transgression of the law. Thus, our reflection is based on the interrogation of the various stakes which result from it, before proceeding to the identification of the actors and their methods. To achieve this, several techniques of information gathering were associated : direct observation ; documentary research ; interviews with the salesmen of the pharmacies on the ground, the pharmacists, the municipal agents, the policemen… It appears that the traffic of counterfeit drugs is a lucrative activity, but its impact on society is devastating on the sanitary (intensification of certain diseases, drug intoxication…), social and economic levels (loss of income for public finances, unfair competition with pharmaceutical pharmacies…).
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Poliny Ndong Beka. Une activité illicite en plein essor au Gabon : le trafic de médicaments contrefaits. Djiboul, Université Felix Houphouët-Boigny, 2022, 1 (003), pp.488-505. ⟨hal-03749477⟩



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