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Countering the problem of falsified and substandard drugs

Author: Gillian J Buckley; Lawrence O Gostin; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The adulteration and fraudulent manufacture of medicines is an old problem, vastly aggravated by modern manufacturing and trade. In the last decade, impotent antimicrobial drugs have compromised the treatment of many deadly diseases in poor countries. More recently, negligent production at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy sickened hundreds of Americans. While the national drugs regulatory authority (hereafter,  Read more...
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Countering the problem of falsified and substandard drugs.
Washington : National Academies Press, 2013
(OCoLC)839275199
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian J Buckley; Lawrence O Gostin; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products,
ISBN: 9780309269391 0309269393
OCLC Number: 850372447
Description: xxiv, 351 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: The effects of falsified and substandard drugs --
The magnitude of the problem --
Causes of falsified and substandard drugs --
Weaknesses in the drug distribution chain --
Detection technology --
An international code of practice for falsified and substandard medicines.
Responsibility: Committee on Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products, Board on Global Health ; Gillian J. Buckley and Lawrence O. Gostin, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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The adulteration and fraudulent manufacture of medicines is an old problem, vastly aggravated by modern manufacturing and trade. This title accepts the narrow meaning of counterfeit, and, because the  Read more...

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