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The True Cost of Falsified Medicine

Around one in every eight essential medicines in lower income countries may be of low quality, or an outright fake. This was the conclusion of a review and met-analysis performed on relevant studies in five databases, including Pubmed and Embase, which allowed researchers to examine over 350 previous studies, which between them tested more than 4,000,000 drug samples.

“I recently transitioned to the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where it struck me how important medicine quality is for protecting population health. Ensuring that medicine is doing what it’s intended to do is critical to a trusted healthcare system. We wanted to know how large of a problem poor quality medicines is,” says Sachiko Ozawa, first author of the review (1).

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as a Deputy Editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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