Below are some of our favorite news articles showcasing the scope and impact of medicine quality. We’re always looking for more content to elevate, so if you have a piece you’d like on this page, please share it with us at info[at]medswecantrust.org.
Fake drugs could kill the dream of a malaria-free Asia Pacific
By Benjamin Rolfe and Lelio Marmora | 13 November 2018, Khmer Times
The dream of an Asia Pacific region free of malaria is within our grasp as steady progress brings most countries in the region to the brink of elimination. In less than 20 years, most Asia Pacific countries have managed to reduce malaria by more than 75 percent; 11 of them are heading towards complete elimination by 2025; and 22 have committed to end the disease by 2030.
However, a booming trade in fake drugs is holding the region hostage.
Fake drugs: The global industry putting your life at risk
By Srinath Perur, Mosaic | 1 November 2018, CNN
A blatantly poor-quality medicine can be detected because its effects are conspicuous. But a more discreet kind of substandard medicine, an antibiotic without enough active ingredient, can reach patients across the world without getting discovered. This produces a real threat and a danger of returning to a time where everyone is vulnerable to picking up an infection and finding that medicine is powerless to save us.