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USP and USAID Launch New Program to Improve Drug Quality

Alexis Brekke Pellek PharmTech editorThe US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently announced a new program designed to fight the growing problem of substandard and counterfeit drugs in developing countries. Read more »

An International Web May Trap Pharma Counterfeiters, but It Won’t Keep Them for Long

Angie Drakulich PharmTech editorOne of the International Criminal Police Organization’s (Interpol) six priority crime research areas is drugs and criminal organizations. As reported in the New York Times on July 20, the organization is working with an informal group of researchers and government officials in Africa, Asia, and the US to track counterfeit drugs that claim to treat malaria, a disease that takes nearly 1 million lives a year. Read more »

When Substandard Drugs and Developing Nations Collide

Angie Drakulich PharmTech editorA new report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), says that West Africa has “increasingly become the target of a range of counterfeit medications, including antibiotics, antiretroviral drugs and medicines to fight malaria and tuberculosis.”

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