Issue Date: February 29, 2016
Low-quality drugs in India raise concerns
Indian researchers have found that significant percentages of diclofenac sodium, a painkiller, and amoxicillin trihydrate, an antibiotic, sold in the country are of low quality. The published findings by a team led by Ahmed Nawaz Khan, assistant professor of pharmacy at Jaypee University of Information Technology, showed a higher percentage than the government’s national estimates for drugs that are substandard, meaning the products do not meet quality benchmarks (J. Appl. Pharm. . . .
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