Substandard medicines in resource-poor settings: a problem that can no longer be ignored.

@article{Caudron2008SubstandardMI,
  title={Substandard medicines in resource-poor settings: a problem that can no longer be ignored.},
  author={J M Caudron and Nathan Ford and Myriam Henkens and C. W. H. Mace and R Kiddle-Monroe and J G Pinel},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={1062-72}
}
The circulation of substandard medicines in the developing world is a serious clinical and public health concern. Problems include under or over concentration of ingredients, contamination, poor quality ingredients, poor stability and inadequate packaging. There are multiple causes. Drugs manufactured for export are not regulated to the same standard as those for domestic use, while regulatory agencies in the less-developed world are poorly equipped to assess and address the problem. A number… CONTINUE READING

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