Poor-quality medical products: time to address substandards, not only counterfeits

by Raffaella M. Ravinetto, Marleen Boelaert, Jan Jacobs et al.
Tropical Medicine & International Health – First published online: 22 August 2012

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Over recent years, a growing number of global initiatives have been launched to fight the illegal counterfeit medicines, which have become quite a well-known issue, also for the general public and lay press. Conversely, substandards have remained poorly or not addressed, despite being a more widespread problem, highly prevalent in resource-poor settings and at least as dangerous as counterfeits.

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