Why COVID-19 increases the chance your other medicines will be bad quality

Author: Marya Lieberman

How does a global pandemic affect medicine quality? According to a blog posting by researcher Elizabeth Pisani, it is likely to result in numerous breakdowns in the systems that provide safe and effective medicines.  The Food and Drug Administration has already issued a public warning about fake diagnostics and fake COVID-19 vaccines and "treatments" like the ones featured in social media posts viewed by more than 2 million people.