[Ip-health] Falsified medicines: new estimates of global pandemic

David Legge D.Legge at latrobe.edu.au
Sun May 3 15:20:44 PDT 2015


Nayyar, G.M.L., J.G. Breman, and J. Herrington, The Global Pandemic of Falsified Medicines: Laboratory and Field Innovations and Policy Perspectives: Summary. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2015.
http://www.ajtmh.org/content/early/2015/04/16/ajtmh.15-0221.abstract
This supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, entitled "The pandemic of falsified medicines: laboratory and field innovations and policy perspectives," showcases 17 articles on detection technologies and methods, field surveillance data, multisectorial perspectives, and policy interventions and recommendations needed to create a coordinated and effective response to curb the pandemic of poor-quality medicines. The goal of this special issue is to alert scientists, public health authorities, and decision makers to the problem of poor-quality drugs and to take prompt actions to mitigate and resolve the growing peril.



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