Substandard drugs: a potential crisis for public health

  title={Substandard drugs: a potential crisis for public health},
  author={Atholl Johnston and David W Holt},
  journal={British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  pages={218 - 243}
  • A. JohnstonD. Holt
  • Published 29 November 2013
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Poor‐quality medicines present a serious public health problem, particularly in emerging economies and developing countries, and may have a significant impact on the national clinical and economic burden. Attention has largely focused on the increasing availability of deliberately falsified drugs, but substandard medicines are also reaching patients because of poor manufacturing and quality‐control practices in the production of genuine drugs (either branded or generic). Substandard medicines… 

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