Substandard and counterfeit medicines: a systematic review of the literature

@inproceedings{Almuzaini2013SubstandardAC,
  title={Substandard and counterfeit medicines: a systematic review of the literature},
  author={Tariq Almuzaini and Imti Choonara and Helen Mary Sammons},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the evidence available of poor-quality (counterfeit and substandard) medicines in the literature. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Databases used were EMBASE, MEDLINE, PubMed and the International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, including articles published till January 2013. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Prevalence studies containing original data. WHO definitions (1992) used for counterfeit and substandard medicines. STUDY APPRAISAL AND SYNTHESIS Two reviewers… CONTINUE READING
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