Sunday, April 28, 2013

Institute of Medicine Cites VAWD and VIPPS in Recommended Actions for Fighting Substandard Drugs in the US and Globally

Substandard and falsified medications have led
to thousands of cases of illness, injury, and death around the world, includ- ing the recent cases in the United States involving the distribution of a contaminated compounded inject- able drug to pain clinics and hospitals in 19 states, and the distribution of
fake cancer medication to numerous clinics around the country. Regulators tackling the problem – both in the US and abroad – face challenges including the complexity of the global pharmaceutical distribution chain and varied standards, regulations, and enforcement efforts.

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