Large proportion of antimalarial drugs fail chemical and packaging analysis

In Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, 35% of antimalarial drugs failed chemical analysis, highlighting the need to identify and prevent criminal production and distribution of antimalarial drugs, according to a recent analysis of published and unpublished studies.

Malaria is an endemic infection in 106 countries, including India. Although infection rates in India have steadily declined over the past several decades, 1.6 million confirmed cases of malaria were reported in 2010. Epidemiologists also state that a large number of cases also go unreported. A majority of malarial infections occur in Northern India and on the East and West coasts. In addition, malaria infections that occur in the urban setting have become an...

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