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ENDANGERING LIFES FOR A FEW CENTS OF PROFIT: A COUNTERFEIT ANTIMALARIAL MEDICINE IN MALAWI CONTAINS NOT SULFADOXINE/PYRIMETHAMINE BUT PARACETAMOL OR CO-TRIMOXAZOLE

  • At: 2015 FIP Congress in Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: HEIDE, Lutz (College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Pharmacy, Blantyre, Malawi)
  • Co-author(s): Lutz Heide
  • Abstract:

    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.

    Samples of antibiotic and antimalarial medicines were collected from

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Last update 4 October 2019

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