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Characterization of counterfeit artesunate antimalarial tablets from southeast Asia.

Abstract:

In southeast Asia, the widespread high prevalence of counterfeits tablets of the vital antimalarial artesunate is of great public health concern. To assess the seriousness of this problem, we quantified the amount of active ingredient present in artesunate tablets by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. This method, in conjunction with analysis of the packaging, classified tablets as genuine, substandard, or fake and validated results of the colorimetric Fast Red TR test. Eight...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
75
Issue:
5
Pages:
804-811
Publication date:
2006-11-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:2a6f2078-e2f9-4f04-9fcd-453ebd9c1bb4
Source identifiers:
14438
Local pid:
pubs:14438

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