Global Drug Distribution Programs One Factor in Hastening Drug Resistance, Report Says
June 15, 2010
A Center for Global Development (CGD) report released Tuesday details factors leading to increased drug resistance worldwide, including drug distribution programs in developing countries, Reuters reports. Expanded access to medicines is "clearly desirable," but it creates "challenges in preserving the efficacy of these drugs and ensuring they are used properly," the report says, noting that program operators -- such as the WHO, foreign government and nonprofit groups -- are "not paying enough attention" to the seriousness of drug resistance, according to the news service.
"Drug resistance is a natural occurrence, but careless practices in drug supply and use are hastening it unnecessarily," said CGD's Rachel Nugent, the report's lead author (Fox, 6/15).View Full Article
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