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Table 3 Screening technology parameter importance by user

From: Substandard and falsified medicine screening technologies

User Parameter
Non-destructive Size Rapid Ease of use Applicationa
I II III IV V VI
Consumer I I V V V
Customs V I V V V V
NRA – Inspectorate I V V I V I
NRA – National Quality Control Laboratory I V V V V V V
Pharmaceutical manufacturer V V V V I I
Pharmacy V I I V I I
Procurement agency V I I V V I I
Wholesaler / distributor V I I I V I I
  1. (I) Important
  2. (V) Very important
  3. (−) Relatively less important
  4. aPer proposed USP General Chapter Evaluation of Screening Technology for Assessing Medicine Quality