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Substandard and Falsified Medical Products

A Global Issue Affecting the Health of Women and Children

Callister, Lynn Clark PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 361
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000579
ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing

Substandard and falsified medical products are a growing threat to health around the world, but especially in low- and middle-income countries where disease burden is high and health resources are limited. Our global health nursing expert, Dr. Callister, explains the scope of the problem and how nurses can help women and families identify these dangerous products before using them.

Lynn Clark Callister is a Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Callister can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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