Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Problem of Substandard Medicines in Developing Countries

This report investigates substandard medicines and the threat they pose to global treatment programs. The authors framed problems as the result of market failure and government failure, both caused by misaligned incentives. They suggest three broad policy goals: aligning incentives across the medical supply chain, improving overall supply chain management, and clarifying definitions and increasing emphasis on substandard medicines. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2012
  • Author(s): Laura Christian, Linda Collins, Maythiwan Kiatgrajai, Agathe Merle, Nayantara Mukherji, and Alissa Quade