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Fighting poor-quality medicines in low- and middle-income countries: the importance of advocacy and pedagogy

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, November 2016
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Title
Fighting poor-quality medicines in low- and middle-income countries: the importance of advocacy and pedagogy
Published in
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40545-016-0088-0
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Authors

Raffaella Ravinetto, Daniel Vandenbergh, Cécile Macé, Corinne Pouget, Brigitte Renchon, Jean Rigal, Benedetta Schiavetti, Jean-Michel Caudron

Abstract

The globalization of pharmaceutical production has not been accompanied by a strengthening and harmonization of the regulatory systems worldwide. Thus, the global market is characterized today by a situation of multiple standards, and patients in low- and middle-income countries are exposed to the risk of receiving poor-quality medicines. Among those who first raised the alarm on this problem, there were pioneering humanitarian groups, who were in a privileged position to witness the gap in quality of medicines between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries. Despite an increasing awareness of the problem and the launch of some positive initiatives, the divide in pharmaceutical quality between the North and the South remains important, and insufficiently addressed. More advocacy is needed for universal access to quality-assured medicines. It should target all those who are strongly "involved" with medicines: regulators, international organizations, journalists, purchasers, prescribers, program managers, policy makers, public health actors and the patients. Advocacy should be based on evidence from research and monitoring programs, and technical concepts should be translated in lay language through communication tools that address all the stakeholders. The fight to ensure universal access to quality medicines needs the participation of all, and can only be successful if grounded in common understanding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 21%
Student > Master 15 21%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 3 4%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 20 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 15%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 21 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2020.
All research outputs
#2,345,112
of 23,577,761 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#57
of 432 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,017
of 314,724 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#1
of 9 outputs
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