USAID, U.S. Pharmacopeia Supporting Efforts To Develop Test To Detect Fake, Substandard Medicines

Wall Street Journal: A New Way to Detect Fake Medicines
“…Fake, substandard, and otherwise compromised medicines are a deadly global problem. For Pakistan-born bioengineer Muhammad Zaman, the crisis in Lahore [in which more than 200 people died from contaminated medicine in 2011-12], … was an extra catalyst to continue efforts that he’d embarked upon the previous year — by invitation from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in partnership with U.S. Pharmacopeia, which sets medical standards used worldwide — to find a novel way to detect such medicines before they harm patients…” (Bloch, 1/11).

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