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Warning!!!!Two new varieties of fake artesunate are being sold in mainland Asia ...
This notice, distributed at the request of WHO and a product of its Roll Back Malaria collaborative efforts in Asia, meant to be posted in health-care facilities and downloadable as such, provides the key features to aid in identifying fake Guilin Pharma artesunate blisterpack holograms, as opposed to the genuine blisterpacks. Blisterpacks with fake holograms contain no artesunate and are therefore potentially lethal when used to treat P. falciparum malaria. These counterfeit drugs have the potential of worldwide distribution, hence WHO's request to publish this announcement on the PAHO web to warn the Americas of this risk.   (24/Jun/2003)
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