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Poor quality drugs: grand challenges in high throughput detection, countrywide sampling, and forensics in developing countries.

Abstract:

Throughout history, poor quality medicines have been a persistent problem, with periodical crises in the supply of antimicrobials, such as fake cinchona bark in the 1600s and fake quinine in the 1800s. Regrettably, this problem seems to have grown in the last decade, especially afflicting unsuspecting patients and those seeking medicines via on-line pharmacies. Here we discuss some of the challenges related to the fight against poor quality drugs, and counterfeits in particular, with an empha...

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10.1039/c0an00627k

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Fernandez, FM More by this author
Hostetler, D More by this author
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Journal:
The Analyst
Volume:
136
Issue:
15
Pages:
3073-3082
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1364-5528
ISSN:
0003-2654
URN:
uuid:4a67bb88-a83e-42c9-809e-3a076dae8105
Source identifiers:
133312
Local pid:
pubs:133312

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