Stability of essential drugs during shipment to the tropics.

@article{Hogerzeil1992StabilityOE,
  title={Stability of essential drugs during shipment to the tropics.},
  author={H. Hogerzeil and A. Battersby and V. Srdanovi{\'c} and N. E. Stjernstrom},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={304},
  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… Expand
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