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Fake medicines are undermining global efforts to combat infectious disease, says US journal

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2137 (Published 21 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2137
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Counterfeit and poor quality medicines threaten to undermine decades of progress in global health, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, say papers published on 20 April in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.1

“The pandemic of falsified and substandard medicines is pervasive and underestimated, particularly in low and middle income countries where …

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