Falsified and Sub-standard Medicines: Dangers of Death, Unusual in the Industrialized Countries, Common in Developing Countries
(2015; 49 pages) [French]

Abrégé

The first chapter is devoted to explaining a few basic notions for a better understanding of the topic of medicines, their quality and their legal and regulatory environment.

The second chapter explains how a medicine can be of poor quality and the distinction to be made between falsified (counterfeit or frankly "fake" medicines) and "sub-standard" medicines.

The third chapter examines how the upheavals in the way the world is politically organized and the evolution of the international market have affected the quality of medicines available to the world.

And finally, chapter four explains what measures must be taken to improve the situation for the most deprived countries and the essential role played by the World Health Organization (WHO) with its Prequalification Programme.

 
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