Forfalskede malariamidler

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The literature on fake medicaments is sparse, even if approximately 15% of all medicaments are fake, a figure that for antimalarials in particular reaches 50% in parts of Africa and Asia. Sub-standard and fake medicines deplete the public's confidence in health systems, health professionals and in the pharmaceutical industry - and increase the risk that resistance develops. For a traveller coming from a rich Western country, choosing to buy e.g. preventive antimalarials over the internet or in poor malaria-endemic areas, the consequences may be fatal. International trade-, control- and police-collaboration is needed to manage the problem, as is the fight against poverty and poor governance.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Mar-2
Translated title of the contributionFake malaria drugs
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)815-7
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Keywords: Antimalarials; Commerce; Drug Costs; Drug Industry; Fraud; Humans; Internet; Poverty; World Health

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