Malaria Drug Resistance

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    Global pandemic of fake medicines poses urgent risk

    Poor quality medicines are a real and urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to the editors of a new collection of journal articles.

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    Poor quality malaria drugs pose threat

    Poor quality antimalarial drugs lead to drug resistance and inadequate treatment that pose an urgent threat to vulnerable populations, according to a Fogarty study.

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    Resistance to malaria drugs is a growing concern

    Fogarty and NIAID convened drug-resistant malaria experts to examine the problem, identify possible approaches, spark collaborations and spur the field to take action.

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    Mutation behind drug-resistant malaria

    An international collaboration that includes NIAID uncovered a mutation in the malaria parasite in Cambodia that enables it to survive artemisinin, the most potent antimalarial drug available.

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