Sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America

Another interesting article was just published on sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America: Substandard, falsified and unregistered medicines in Latin America, 2017-2018. It can be downloaded following this link: https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2020.125. It is open access from the PAHO journal. Rev Panam Salud Publica 44, 2020 The abstract: Objective. To assess all the incidents of substandard, ...

National Regulatory Systems in SADC

WHO AFRO Regional Office report on their rapid assessment of the the national regulatory systems in the Southern African Development Community in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. It can be downloaded from the JPPP site (open access) by clicking on the title of the article: “A rapid assessment of the National Regulatory Systems ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref: Nebot Giralt A, Bourasseau A, White G, Pouget C, Tabernero P, Van Assche K, Ravinetto R. Quality assurance systems of pharmaceutical distributors in low-income and middle-income countries: weaknesses and ways forward. BMJ Global Health 2020 ;5:e003147.  Dear Friend,  I am happy to share a new open-access paper that results from the well-established collaboration between ...

WHO alert on falsified and contaminated Defibrotide

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 UPDATE (of 1 July 2020) to Medical Product Alert n°5/2020  This alert relates to falsified DEFIBROTIDE 200MG VIALS OF 2.5ML (80MG/ML) CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION identified to date in Argentina, Australia, Latvia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. This product is sold under the brand name Defitelio. On 13 March 2020, the ...

OFDA and the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance

Information for our members,  We have had some inquiries about the current status of OFDA (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance). A few months ago, OFDA has merged with Food for Peace to form the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. We have contacted Daniel Forrister our contact person at the BHA. He provided us with the links ...

US FDA: Soluciones Cosméticas Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Due to The Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol): Updated August 7, 2020 – Quamed

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 09, 2020 FDA Publish Date: August 09, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Potential Methanol Contamination Company Name: Soluciones Cosmeticas Brand Name: Bersih Product Description: Hand Sanitizer Gel Company Announcement Soluciones Cosméticas voluntary recalled all lots of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free sold in 16.9 ounce bottles to ...

Link to the WHO page with the alert

Link to the WHO page with the alert Photographs of confirmed falsified Quinine Sulphate 300mg tablets subject ofMedical Product Alert N°1/2020 1. Falsified Quinine Sulphate Tablets B.P 300mg identified in Chad (Batch 44680) 2. Falsified Quinine Sulphate Tablets B.P 300mg identified in Nigeria and Cameroon (Batch 44680)

Medical Product Alert N° 11/2019

Falsified Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid products circulating in Haiti This Medical Product Alert relates to two confirmed falsified versions of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid products circulating in Haiti, presented under the names “Augmentin and Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium” and “Bactoclav”. Genuine amoxicillin + clavulanic acid is used to treat a range of bacterial infections and is ...

Medical Product Alert N° 10/2019

Falsified Quinine Bisulphate circulating in Uganda and Quinine Sulphate circulating in Central African Republic and Chad This Medical Product Alert relates to four confirmed falsified products: quinine sulphate circulating in Central African Republic and Chad and quinine bisulphate circulating in Uganda. It should be noted that this is the second WHO Medical Product Alert issued on ...

What Europe could do to ensure quality-assured medicines

Un commentaire intéressant dans le BMJ Global Health sur ce que l’Europe pourrait faire pour garantir des médicaments de qualité. Le texte est joint (en anglais seulement) mais peut également être consulté à l’adresse suivante : https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/7/e003283 Le résumé :– Des politiques d’achat réfléchies dans les programmes médicaux humanitaires et de développement peuvent atténuer le risque ...