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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PharmaChk: An Easy-to-Use Tool for Detecting Poor-Quality Medicine

A tool used for detecting the quality of medicine

PharmaChk, a user-friendly medicine quality detection device, is generating positive outcomes in field testing.  Dr. Kennedy Chibwe, senior manager of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, explains how this technology may revolutionize the fight against counterfeit and substandard medicines in developing nations.

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