Stability of essential drugs during shipment to the tropics.

  title={Stability of essential drugs during shipment to the tropics.},
  author={Hans V. Hogerzeil and Alexandra C. Battersby and Vladimir Srdanovi{\'c} and N E Stjernstrom},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={210 - 212}
OBJECTIVE--To determine whether present methods of international transport of essential drugs by sea adversely affect their quality. DESIGN--Controlled longitudinal study of drug shipments sent by sea from Unicef in Copenhagen to Lagos; to Mombasa and by land to Kampala; and to Bangkok. 11 essential drugs were stored in four locations on board the ships. SETTING--Main shipping routes from Unicef, Copenhagen, to tropical countries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Temperature and relative humidity in the… 

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