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Quality of antiepileptic drugs in sub‐Saharan Africa: A study in Gabon, Kenya, and Madagascar

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Objective

Epilepsy is a major public health issue in resource poor settings. Availability and accessibility of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) remain important issues, which may be aggravated by poor drug quality. Primary objective was to measure the quality of AEDs through official and unofficial supply chain.

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This was a cross-sectional study carried out in Gabon, Kenya and Madagascar. The official and unofficial supply chain have been investigated in urban an...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/epi.14445

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ORCID:
0000-0001-5543-3741
Ratsimbazafy, V More by this author
Nguyen, TT More by this author
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Epilepsia Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
7
Pages:
1351-1361
Publication date:
2018-06-12
Acceptance date:
2018-05-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1528-1167
ISSN:
0013-9580
Pubs id:
pubs:857588
URN:
uri:24aea2ed-a69e-4059-9781-299dcce58c46
UUID:
uuid:24aea2ed-a69e-4059-9781-299dcce58c46
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pubs:857588

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