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White Paper

Limiting the Costs - the Multifarious Effects of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

Introduction

Falsified medicines are those that have been deliberately and fraudulently tampered with and should be distinguished from substandard medicines, which are made legitimately but fail to meet either their quality standards or specifications, or both.

In a recent discussion with Dr. Mansoor Amiji, University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA we explored the effects of substandard and falsified medicines and how drug companies and regulators are establishing ways to improve authentication.