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Fake antimalarials in Southeast Asia are a major impediment to malaria control: multinational cross-sectional survey on the prevalence of fake antimalarials.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of counterfeit antimalarial drugs in Southeast (SE) Asia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Pharmacies and shops selling antimalarial drugs in Myanmar (Burma), Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of artemisinin derivatives or mefloquine containing drugs of substandard quality. RESULTS: Of the 188 tablet packs purchased which were labelled as 'artesunate' 53% did not contain any artesunate. All counterfeit artesu...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
9
Issue:
12
Pages:
1241-1246
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:4dcb2ba0-3a3f-457d-a3dd-66b3829b1104
Source identifiers:
13345
Local pid:
pubs:13345

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