2016: Gefälschtes Malariamittel in Kongo-Kinshasa

In a post-marketing surveillance operation using Minilabs, The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network found fake antimalarial medicines with zero quinine content but foreign matter in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fake and poor-quality quinine tablets are treating malaria patients incorrectly resulting in prolonged suffering or even death. In addition, the unknown ingredient may have toxic effects. For more, go to the WHO Medical Product Alert Number 04/2016. Picture: pack shot from fake quinine tablets. Picture Credit: www.DIFAEM.de

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