pharmaceutical

Lessons from those who are succeeding at stamping out the toxic but persistent problem of substandard medicines

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Buying medicines on the internet saves time and money, but it could be deadly. Indonesia is working to regulate online pharmacies and improve public safety.

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The best form of inspection is an unannounced one, but the pandemic changed the game for regulators. They’ll need to work together to protect consumers.

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COVID-19 has shown that regulatory processes can fail anywhere, allowing poor-quality medicines through. A new detection test could help shield consumers.

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The key ingredient in detecting a counterfeit medicine could be in your kitchen.

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Poverty drives the market in inferior medicines just as it drives other examples of inequality. A socially integrated approach is needed to fight the problem.

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Global perspectives on the state of intellectual property

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China’s muscling into the pharmaceutical industry, helping Big Pharma bite back against generics. But its global ambitions might turn the industry upside down.

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IP laws are supposed to work to aid pharmaceutical innovation in rich nations. Can a new system support treating illnesses rife in developing economies, too?

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Compiled by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, HANDI is the world’s first compendium of drug-free medical treatment.

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Advertising promoting new drugs is effective but often leads to inappropriate prescribing. To protect the health of their citizens, countries should ban it.

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