Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Methods to Test Them


Kaur, H; (2015) Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Methods to Test Them. In: Walport, Mark, (ed.) Annual Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2015: Forensic Science and Beyond: Authenticity, Provenance and Assurance Evidence and Case Studies. Government Office for Science, London, pp. 132-7.

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Abstract

Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is a global threat that can kill patients, contributes to the rise of drug resistance, and increases citizens’ mistrust of health systems. To monitor drug quality, governments and health programs must invest in regulations, technologies, and infrastructure, including anti-counterfeiting measures, specialised analytical facilities run by experienced staff, and portable technologies for screening medicines in the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)
Malaria Centre
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2528148

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