2017: Gefälschtes Malariamittel in Kongo-Kinshasa (1)

During a medicines quality survey performed by the EPN Minilab-Network in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a batch of falsified quinine tablets completely lacking the active pharmaceutical ingredient has been detected. In West Africa, the antimalarial quinine is still widely used to treat malaria. The effective treatment is essential for the patients to recover and the recovery is adversely hampered by falsified and poor quality medicines. Overall, the consequences for malaria patients may well be lethal in this case. For more on this, go to Minilabs Save Lives. Picture: fake pack with fake quinine tablets. Picture Credit: www.DIFAEM.de

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