Steps Needed to Counter Fake Medicines

A new report from the Institute of Medicine calls for a global agreement on an international code of practice on drug quality.
Photo: Roger Bate

Distinguishing between a legitimate medicine (left) and an illegitimate medicine (right) takes training and specialized equipment.


  • Nigeria:  Joseph Odumodu - Lack of National Quality Policy Has Caused Nigeria a Lot

    This Day, 10 February 2013

    Director-General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Dr. Joseph Ikemefuna Odumodu, in this interview with Festus Akanbi and Olaolu Olusina, blames the prevalence of substandard ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NAFDAC Pledges to Rid the Country of Substandard Products

    Leadership, 7 February 2013

    Dr Paul Orhii, Director-General (D-G), National Agency for Food, Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday said the agency would rid Nigeria of unwholesome and ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Search for Fake Drugs

    New Democrat, 7 February 2013

    A major campaign to crackdown on counterfeit drugs throughout the country has come into force by the Liberia Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA). read more »

  • Liberia:  Govt. Gets Tough On 'Black-Bag' Doctors

    The NEWS, 6 February 2013

    The Government of Liberia says the sale of medicine in street corners, market tables and in unregistered drug stores or pharmacies by vendors and individuals purporting to be ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Don't Buy Drugs From Street Peddlers

    The New Dawn, 6 February 2013

    The Accredited Medicine Stores (AMS) program in Liberia has seriously warned the public against buying medicines from street peddlers, who sell drugs in black bags or open buckets ... read more »