ENDANGERING LIFES FOR A FEW CENTS OF PROFIT: A COUNTERFEIT ANTIMALARIAL MEDICINE IN MALAWI CONTAINS NOT SULFADOXINE/PYRIMETHAMINE BUT PARACETAMOL OR CO-TRIMOXAZOLE
- In: C5 - Short oral presentations – focus on science & industry on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 14:30-17:30
- At: Düsseldorf (Germany) (2015)
- Type: Presentation
- By: HEIDE, Lutz (College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Pharmacy, Blantyre, Malawi)
- Co-author(s): Lutz Heide
Counterfeit medicines present a serious threat to health care. In some West African countries, reportedly more than 50 % of antimalarial medicines were counterfeits. In the Malawi (Southern Africa), very few studies have been conducted to assess the scale of the problem.
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