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Drugs arriving in Kosovo need checking

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 09 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1007
  1. Gian Luca Quaglio, former deputy head, health and social services department, EUAM,
  2. Paolo Mezzelani, former scientific adviser of project (,
  3. Claudi Cuchillo, Consultant of Pharmaciens sans Frontières, France
  1. Post-Graduate Medical School of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
  2. Department of Community Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Verona
  3. Department of Biochemistry, Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona, Spain

    EDITOR—3As deputy head and consultants of the health department of EUAM (European Union Administration of Mostar) in 1995-6 we were impressed by Saunders's article concerning drug donations.1 In Bosnia these problems appeared for a variety of complex reasons that have been widely recognised.24 The problem of private donations in former Yugoslavia was exacerbated by the country's proximity to the countries of the European Community. Though drugs arrived quickly and inexpensively, they arrived unchecked …

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