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The Atlantic Examines China’s Role In Counterfeit Medicines, Medical Aid In Africa

Noting “[a] small but growing body of evidence partly faults China for the massive upswing in counterfeit medications in Africa,” The Atlantic examines whether “the Chinese pharmaceutical industry [can] overcome its reputation for producing bogus medicine.” The magazine describes China’s role in the discovery of artemisinin and the resulting artemisinin…

USAID’s Pursuit Of Evidence-Based Global Health Agenda

As part of the Global Health Research & Development blog series, E. Callie Raulfs-Wang, research adviser at USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog,” “Whether testing the efficacy of an HIV vaccine or the marketing strategy of a new contraceptive technology, quality research, careful methodology…

Antibiotic Resistance Poses ‘Catastrophic Threat’ To Public Health, England’s Top Health Official Warns In Report

In her first annual report, “England’s top health official said Monday that antibiotic resistance poses a ‘catastrophic threat’ to public health,” GlobalPost reports (DeFraia, 3/11). “Sally Davies … said global action is needed to fight antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance and fill a drug ‘discovery void’ by researching and developing new medicines to treat…

Drug To Treat Leishmaniasis Fails In 20% Of Patients, Study Shows

“One in five people treated for a serious form of leishmaniasis in Nepal relapse after a year,” Nature reports, adding, “The finding, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases last month, is ‘an alarming signal’ for campaigns to eliminate the neglected disease, say researchers.” The news service notes, “The orally administered drug miltefosine emerged as the…

UNODC Holds Meeting On Poor Quality Medicines

Writing in the BMJ Group Blogs, Amir Attaran, professor of law and medicine at the University of Ottawa, describes a recent meeting held by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in which “[d]elegates of U.N. member states, police, manufacturers, academics, and pressure groups gathered … at UNODC headquarters…

IOM Report Offers Recommendations To Combat Distribution Of Fake, Substandard Medicines

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies “is urging stronger regulation of pharmaceuticals around the world to combat the growing problem of fake and poor-quality medicines,” NPR’s “Shots” blog reports (Knox, 2/13). “The risks of fake and flawed medicines have leapt from developing nations to Western supply chains, thanks…

Washington Post Examines Relationship Between Counterfeit Drugs, Rise Of Drug-Resistant TB

The Washington Post examines the emergence of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) around the world, writing, “One culprit in the rise of untreatable TB is counterfeit drugs, which can undermine treatment efforts by packing insufficient active ingredients to fully kill off bacteria, breeding new, stronger super-strains of the disease.” According to the…

CDC, State Department, World Bank Should Lead Fight Against Fake, Substandard TB Drugs

“Thanks to billions of dollars spent on diagnosis and treatment [of tuberculosis (TB)] over the past decade, deaths and infections are slowly declining,” but “fake and poorly made antibiotics are being widely used to treat tuberculosis,” according to a study “to be published [Tuesday] in the International Journal of Tuberculosis…