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A collaborative epidemiological investigation into the criminal fake artesunate trade in South East Asia.

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Background

Since 1998 the serious public health problem in South East Asia of counterfeit artesunate, containing no or subtherapeutic amounts of the active antimalarial ingredient, has led to deaths from untreated malaria, reduced confidence in this vital drug, large economic losses for the legitimate manufacturers, and concerns that artemisinin resistance might be engendered.

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With evidence of a deteriorating situa...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer Reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.0050032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Fernández, FM More by this author
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Newton, PN
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
e32
Publication date:
2008-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:781cdcda-3bdc-4b82-ae66-48eb8d64d6ae
Source identifiers:
25505
Local pid:
pubs:25505

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