Fake drugs threaten gains made in war on malaria | Reuters

Nayyar’s team analyzed data from both published and unpublished studies that looked at chemical analyses and the packaging of malaria medicines in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia where the malaria risk is highest.

Data from seven countries in southeast Asia – including from analysis of 1,437 samples of seven different malaria drugs – showed that more than a third of them failed chemical testing, nearly half were wrongly packaged, and about a third were bogus.

Analysis of data from 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa including more than 2,500 drug samples, showed similar results, with more than a third failing chemical testing and around one fifth turning out to be fake.

via Fake drugs threaten gains made in war on malaria | Reuters.

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