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Detecting counterfeit antimalarial tablets by near-infrared spectroscopy.

Abstract:

Counterfeit antimalarial drugs are found in many developing countries, but it is challenging to differentiate between genuine and fakes due to their increasing sophistication. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a powerful tool in pharmaceutical forensics, and we tested this technique for discriminating between counterfeit and genuine artesunate antimalarial tablets. Using NIRS, we found that artesunate tablets could be identified as genuine or counterfeit with high accuracy. Multivariate cl...

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10.1016/j.jpba.2008.06.024

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Maghirang, EB More by this author
Fernandez, FM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Journal:
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Pages:
1011-1014
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1873-264X
ISSN:
0731-7085
URN:
uuid:aa81aa63-09dc-4b4f-817b-02b3cb7c9100
Source identifiers:
3128
Local pid:
pubs:3128

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