Mandatory Reporting is the Key to Eradicating Counterfeit Drugs
Numbers are bandied about on the extent of counterfeiting, but these figures are probably low. By how much? Will we ever know? Closer connection between government and industry, and ongoing reporting, will be essential in finding out, say the authors.
Robert Cockburn is a writer and formerly a journalist with The Times, London, United Kingdom. Paul N. Newton is at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. E. Kyeremateng Agyarko is Chief Executive of the Food and Drug Board, Accra, Ghana. Dora Akunyili is Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Lagos, Nigeria. Nicholas J. White is at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
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