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Unscrupulous marketing of snake bite antivenoms in Africa and Papua New Guinea: choosing the right product--'what's in a name?'.

Abstract:

Snake bite envenoming, mainly caused by the saw-scaled or carpet viper (Echis ocellatus), is a neglected disease of West Africa. Specific antivenoms can save life and limb but, for various reasons, supply of these essential drugs to Africa has dwindled to less than 2% of estimated requirements. Other problems include maldistribution, inadequate conservation and inappropriate clinical use of antivenoms. In the face of this crisis, several promising new antivenoms have been developed. However, ...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
102
Issue:
5
Pages:
397-399
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:89aabde3-4fb3-4a7c-8545-c486007fc26e
Source identifiers:
61041
Local pid:
pubs:61041

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