Cameroon : Fake batch of antimalarial medicine identified

The Minister of Public Health has issued a warning that a batch of fake Coartem is in circulation:
“The batch in question is ‘F2261 Coartem 20mg/120mg, tablets, Box of 30 x 24 tablets’”. Screening results reveal that the fake medicine does not contain antimalarial medicine but sildenafil (an aphrodisiac) and Ciprofloxacin (an antibiotic). The Minister also warned that “the original product is only sold in packs of 30 sachets and not in loose form”.

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