A systematic review of counterfeit and substandard medicines in field quality surveys

Abdulaziz Alghannam, Zoe Aslanpour, Sara Evans, Fabrizio Schifano

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Abstract

Counterfeit and substandard medicines pose a great threat to public health and the economy worldwide. Reports suggest their prevalence is increasing and can no longer be ignored. A detailed account on the current nature of the problem and identification of knowledge limitations in terms of geographical location, medicine classes, and type of medicine analysis performed is not available. Our objective was to systematically review articles that have reported investigations of counterfeit and substandard medicines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-88
JournalIntegrated Pharmacy Research and Practice
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

Keywords

  • counterfeit substandard medicines

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