Substandard drugs, not fakes, undermine fight against malaria

April 20, 2015 3:33 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor quality drugs, not fake medicines, are the real threat in fight against malaria, causing deaths and increasing the risk of drug resistance, researchers said on Monday.

While previous reports have suggested that up to a third of malaria drugs could be fake, researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who analyzed anti-malaria drugs in Cambodia and Tanzania, found no evidence of fake medicines.

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