Raffaella’s Literature Update

Ref. CIOMS Special Newsletter “Fighting antimicrobial resistance”, November 2022 Dear Friends, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), including bacterial resistance to antibiotics, is among the major concerns for global health. This short newsletter of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) provides an overview of the situation, and a list of key-references for further reading. The ...

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Ref. Jenkins D, Diallo C, Payne M. Detecting falsified oral contraceptives by visual assessment and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (350-2500 nm): the need for supplementing traditional pharmacopeia techniques and the public health implications. Heliyon. 2022 Oct 1;8(10):e10837. Dear Friends,  Today I wish to share a contribution from David Jenkins and colleagues from FHI 360. For those ...

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Ref. Review of product information for selected antiretroviral medicines circulating in five African countries. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2022. Licence: Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Dear Friends, This is a heavy document, but it conveys some findings and messages that are important for those who work around pharmaceutical systems at different levels, from procurement and supply to regulation, ...

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Dear Friends, Regulatory agencies are responsible for collecting and evaluating spontaneous reports of suspected problems related to medications, including those from substandard medicines (SM). As the first mailing of 2022, I am sharing the attached article (Fedalto et al. Reports of substandard medicines: a lexicographic analysis of the Brazilian Health Surveillance Report System. Rev Ciênc ...

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Access to antivenoms in the developing world: a multidisciplinary analysis Dear Friends,   Even if the majority of us is probably not involved in procurement or management of antivenoms, I think the attached paper remains of great interest, for raising awareness of a very neglected access problem. It examines some of the most relevant barriers to access ...

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Online event: “Technologies to Tackle Substandard and Falsified Medical Products in Global Health” Dear Friends,  With apologies for any double posting, I am forwarding on behalf of Kate Enright the information concerning this upcoming online event. Please note that it is organized in a way that may give also to non-academic actors (e.g., those working ...

Rafaella’s Literature Update

Dear Friends, As we know, substandard and falsified (SF) medical products negatively affect patients’ safety and health outcomes, health systems’ financial sustainability, public trust in health systems, and they are a co-cause of antimalarials and antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, sound research on SF medical products is important in order to raise awareness, to understand the causes ...

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210923 BCH/QUAMED: Quality of medical products for cardiovascular diseases Ref: Do NT, Bellingham K, Newton PN, et al. The quality of medical products for cardiovascular diseases: a gap in global cardiac care. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e006523. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006523 Dear Friends, Today, I would like to share an important research paper from our IDDO friends in Oxford. The ...

RAFAELLA’S LITERATURE UPDATE

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref: World Health Organization. Regulatory guidance for assessment and management of applications for marketing authorization of oxytocin. WHO 2021. ISBN 978-92-4-002213-3 (electronic version). Dear Friends, Today, I would like to share a WHO regulatory document concerning the quality of oxytocin-containing products. You can download it at this link: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240022133 ...

Rafaella’s Literature Update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref (1): US Pharmacopoeia, Increasing Transparency in the Medicines Supply Chain, 2021 Ref (2): US Pharmacopoeia, Global Public Policy Position: Key Elements to Building a More Resilient Supply Chain Dear Friend, The more diffuse and fragmented the supply chain is, the greater the risk that important information about the origin, production ...

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