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Antimalarial drug quality: Methods to detect suspect drugs

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Malaria is a major public health problem in the endemic countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Poor quality antimalarials are of major, but neglected, concern in the control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. They cause treatment failure and economic loss, and engender drug resistance and loss of confidence in health systems. The emergence of resistance to the artemisinin derivatives in Asia bodes ill for malaria control in Africa, and strenuous efforts are needed to improve the quality ...

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10.2217/thy.09.84

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Role:
Author
Journal:
Therapy
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-57
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1744-831X
ISSN:
1475-0708
URN:
uuid:9eb348dc-3158-4ee4-b8ad-af433a96e3d5
Source identifiers:
94590
Local pid:
pubs:94590

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