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Pharmaceutical quality and policy in Nigeria : stakeholder perspectives and validation of the Mobile Authentication Service

  title={Pharmaceutical quality and policy in Nigeria : stakeholder perspectives and validation of the Mobile Authentication Service},
  author={Cheriyan Ebenezer},
Background Medicines that are of poor quality present a challenge to many countries especially the developing countries. Many interventions against medicines counterfeiting are often not evaluated and qualitative fieldwork to find how stakeholders perceive the problem of poor quality medicines is currently lacking. Aims 1) To conduct a systematic review of the literature 2) To validate the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) 3) To explore stakeholder experiences and perceptions of the current… 

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