Advertisement
Essay

Essay Essays are opinion pieces on a topic of broad interest to a general medical audience.

See all article types »

The Primacy of Public Health Considerations in Defining Poor Quality Medicines

  • Paul N. Newton mail,

    paul@tropmedres.ac

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    X
  • Abdinasir A. Amin,

    Affiliation: Malaria & Child Survival Department, Population Services International, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Chris Bird,

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom

    X
  • Phillip Passmore,

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia

    X
  • Graham Dukes,

    Affiliation: University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    X
  • Göran Tomson,

    Affiliation: IHCAR Div Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

    X
  • Bright Simons,

    Affiliation: IMANI Center for Policy & Education, Accra, Ghana

    X
  • Roger Bate,

    Affiliation: American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

    X
  • Philippe J. Guerin,

    Affiliations: Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    X
  • Nicholas J. White

    Affiliations: Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Published: December 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001139

About the Authors

Paul N. Newton
Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Paul N. Newton, Philippe J. Guerin, Nicholas J. White
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Paul N. Newton, Philippe J. Guerin
WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Abdinasir A. Amin
Malaria & Child Survival Department, Population Services International, Nairobi, Kenya
Chris Bird
Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom
Phillip Passmore
School of Pharmacy, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
Graham Dukes
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Göran Tomson
IHCAR Div Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Bright Simons
IMANI Center for Policy & Education, Accra, Ghana
Roger Bate
American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Nicholas J. White
Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: paul@tropmedres.ac

Competing Interests

PN and NJW have scientific collaborations with the Enforcement Working Group of IMPACT, and NJW is co-chair of the WHO malaria treatment guidelines committee but none of the authors have shares in pharmaceutical companies or works as a part of IMPACT. NJW is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. The Wellcome Trust had no role in the writing or decision to submit this viewpoint for publication, except for the involvement of CB as an author. BS is co-founder of MPedigree, which is a non-profit based in Ghana that advocates for the development of strategies to fight counterfeiting. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: PN. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PN AAA CB PP GD GT BS RB PJG NJW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PN AAA CB PP GD GT BS RB PJG NJW. Agree with the manuscript results and conclusions: PN AAA CB PP GD GT BS RB PJG NJW.