Lembit Rägo, Jitka Sabartova & Jacqueline Sawyer | 18 Sep 2010 | The Lancet
Tatum Anderson (May 8, p 1597)1 highlights important elements of the debate surrounding local pharmaceutical production in developing countries.
Martin Okudi | 16 Sep 2010 | Daily Monitor
Police in Moyo are investigating the loss of 46 packets of coartem drugs worth Shs7 million, which went missing under unclear circumstances.
Rama Lakshmi | 11 Sep 2010 | Washington Post
In New Delhi Private investigator Suresh Sati rattled off the popular brand names listed on the boxes of cough syrup, supplements, vitamins and painkillers sprawled across the desk and shelves in his basement office.
Talea Miller | 04 Sep 2010 | PBS NewsHour
Malaria causes about 1 million deaths around the world each year, but not all the medication donated to fight the disease is reaching its intended targets.
Kate Kelland | 02 Sep 2010 | Reuters
An experimental Novartis drug can clear malaria infection in mice with a single dose and scientists say it shows promise as a possible future treatment for one of the world's major killer diseases.
Collins Anampiu | 01 Sep 2010 | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
The government through the ministry of public health and sanitation plans to reintroduce the use of DDT in fighting of malaria in the country to completely combat the killer disease.
Maria Cheng | 01 Sep 2010 | Associated Press
Millions of free malaria drugs are sent to Africa every year by international donors. New research is now providing evidence for what health workers have long suspected: some of the donated medication is being stolen and resold on commercial markets.
None | 26 Aug 2010 | Reuters
Police seized about 10 tonnes of counterfeit medicines and arrested 80 people in a sweep across eastern Africa, international police agency Interpol said on Thursday.
Marjorie Hecht | 24 Aug 2010 | 21st Century Science
The Excellent Powder is a mythdestroying book that needs to be widely read, and to be put in every library, especially school libraries, as a reference work. In fact, this political and scientific history of DDT should be required
reading in environmental science courses, to make sure that new green
recruits know the extent of the death toll that will result from the
continuing hysteria against DDT.
Maria Cheng | 20 Aug 2010 | Associated Press
For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message. Across the continent, more than 30 percent of malaria medicines are estimated to be fake, and many look identical to the real thing.