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A colorimetric field method to assess the authenticity of drugs sold as the antimalarial artesunate.

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Artesunate is the most widely used of the artemisinin derivatives. These drugs are being used increasingly throughout the tropical world, and are an essential component of the treatment of multi-drug resistant malaria. The recent and widespread appearance of counterfeit artesunate tablets in several countries in Southeast Asia poses a serious threat to health in this region. We have developed a simple, inexpensive colorimetric test to determine artesunate authenticity in tablets. The test is ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-70
Publication date:
2000-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-264X
ISSN:
0731-7085
URN:
uuid:3caaa1b4-9b17-4207-bc24-b268c75bd6d2
Source identifiers:
95518
Local pid:
pubs:95518

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