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Professor Warns That WHO Report Saying 10% Of Medicines Are Fake Is A Warning Sign

Tim Mackey, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; a fellow at the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector; director of Health Care Research and Policy at the University of California, San Diego, Extension; and director of the Global Health Policy Institute. In this op-ed that appeared in STAT News, he warns that the recent report by WHO that estimates that 10% of drugs in the world is fake should be a warning sign…

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From Street Markets to Websites: Counterfeit Drugs Infect The Whole World

Created in 2013 by WHO, the Global Surveillance and Monitoring System tracks all reports of substandard or counterfeit medicines around the world. To date, 1,500 reports have been filed and a recent analysis showed that over 10% of medicines in low- to middle-income countries are substandard or fake…

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