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WHO criticised for ignoring drug dumping

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.623f (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:623
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The World Health Organisation has hit back at accusations that it is ignoring the problem of substandard drugs being dumped in the developing world.

    Dr John Dunne, the former director of the WHO's division of drug management and policies, makes the allegation in an article in a new journal, Drug Quarterly, which he also edits (Drug Quarterly 1997;1(2):39-41). He says that the WHO has failed to react promptly to questions of impropriety in one of its offshoot publications, Market News Service (MNS). The MNS was set up by the …

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