Manslaughter by fake artesunate in Asia--will Africa be next?

PLoS Med. 2006 Jun;3(6):e197. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030197.

Abstract

Fake artesunate could compromise the hope that artemisinin-based combination therapy offers for malaria control in Africa and Asia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Africa
  • Antimalarials / analysis*
  • Antimalarials / economics
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Artemisinins / analysis*
  • Artemisinins / economics
  • Artemisinins / therapeutic use
  • Artesunate
  • Asia
  • Drug Contamination / prevention & control
  • Drug Costs
  • Drug Packaging
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Fraud / prevention & control*
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Malaria / drug therapy
  • Malaria / mortality*
  • Malaria / prevention & control
  • Male
  • Sesquiterpenes / analysis*
  • Sesquiterpenes / economics
  • Sesquiterpenes / therapeutic use
  • Travel

Substances

  • Antimalarials
  • Artemisinins
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Artesunate
  • dihydroartemisinin