Editorial: Medicines pricing, access and safety in Morocco

Chloe Tuck, Abdellatif Maamri, Amy Hai Yan Chan, Zaheer Ud Din Babar

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Abstract

Unregulated supply of medicines compromises quality assurance and risks patient safety. The emergence of illegal medicines trafficking in Morocco presents a major health threat, which highlights the need for region-wide alignment in policies to drive stringent regulatory enforcement and robust health systems that ensure population- wide access to safe medicines. Herein, we draw on insights from a situational analysis in Morocco, as a lower- middle income setting, to present access to medicines through regulated supply procedures as a vital prerequisite for quality assurance and patient safety.

LanguageEnglish
Pages260-263
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
Volume24
Issue number3
Early online date16 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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Tuck, Chloe ; Maamri, Abdellatif ; Chan, Amy Hai Yan ; Babar, Zaheer Ud Din. / Editorial : Medicines pricing, access and safety in Morocco. In: Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 260-263.
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