Tchounga et al., Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2020.113761 (Peer Reviewed) (not included in the study count) Composition analysis of falsified chloroquine phosphate samples seized during the COVID-19 pandemic
Analysis of fake CQ tablets finding:- no CQ in six samples, substituted with metronidazole (at sub-therapeutic levels) or paracetamol. - trace levels of paracetamol and chloramphenicol in four and two samples respectively. - CQ levels too low in two samples.
Tchounga et al., 11/12/2020, peer-reviewed, 7 authors.
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