Falsified medicines in Africa: all talk, no action

Lancet Global Health
1 Sep 2014
Newton PN, Tabernero P, Dwivedi P, Culzoni MJ, Monge ME, Swamidoss I, Mildenhall D, Green MD, Jähnke R, de Oliveira MDS, Simao J, White NJ, Fernández FM

Poor-quality medicines and medical products, both substandard and falsified, cause avoidable morbidity, mortality, drug resistance, and loss of faith in health systems, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. We report the analysis of two falsified medicines from Angola and discuss what lessons such a discovery could hold.