Global Health

Visiting Scientist Talks Chemistry and Global Health

Chemist talks about global health

USP Visiting Scientist Santiago Gallardo Dávila talks with USP about his work as a pharmaceutical chemist at the Mexican Pharmacopeia, and the intersection between chemistry and global health.

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The Human Impact of Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines

Human impact of substandard medicines

To help illustrate the true threat of counterfeit and substandard medicines, and demonstrate why USP and so many other organizations are working to improve drug quality, we offer this first-hand story about two near-fatal encounters with bad drugs.

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Quality Medicines are Key In the Fight Against Tuberculosis (TB)

Quality medicines are the key to fighting TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most prevalent diseases – it kills three people every minute. Although progress has been made in expanding access to treatment, the rate of multi-drug resistant TB cases has nearly doubled between 2011 and 2012. One factor driving drug resistance is poor quality drugs. Several global health organizations have partnered together to find a solution to ensure that safe and effective medicines are used in their treatment programs.

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