Drug Registration - a necessary but not sufficient condition for good quality drugs - a preliminary analysis of 12 countries

01 Oct 2010
Africa Fighting Malaria
Summary

As the United States has demonstrated over the past century, drug quality is partly dictated by the drug regulatory environment. Without at least basic quality control, cheats can flourish and quality can be weakened. This paper discusses the most basic of quality controls, the registration of drugs by a competent agency, in a variety of countries, and shows that there are many differences between countries known to have drug quality problems.

Full working paper available at: http://www.fightingmalaria.org/pdfs/productregistration.pdf