Eliminating poor quality medicines: ‘Caveat emptor, Caveat venditor’ (buyer beware, seller beware)

International Health
Volume 10, Issue 5, September 2018
http://inthealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

EDITORIAL
Eliminating poor quality medicines: ‘Caveat emptor, Caveat venditor’ (buyer beware, seller beware)
Joel G Breman
International Health, Volume 10, Issue 5, 1 September 2018, Pages 321–323, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy051
Extract
Survival is not the case for at least 122,000 African children under 5 y of age who die each year as a result of being treated with fake antimalarial drugs.1 Tens of thousands of others of all ages, with acute malaria and other diseases, are at peril or succumb when the medicines they receive have little or no active pharmaceutical ingredient, contain toxins or are a different compound than indicated on the package.