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A Collaborative Epidemiological Investigation into the Criminal Fake Artesunate Trade in South East Asia

  • Paul N Newton mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: paul@tropmedres.ac (PNN) and j.newton@interpol.int (JN)

    Affiliations: Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust—Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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  • Facundo M Fernández,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Aline Plançon,

    Affiliation: Intellectual Property Crime Unit, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Lyon, France

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  • Dallas C Mildenhall,

    Affiliation: GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Michael D Green,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Li Ziyong,

    Affiliation: Intellectual Property Division, Economic Crime Investigation Department, Ministry of Public Security, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Eva Maria Christophel,

    Affiliation: Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Manila, The Philippines

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  • Souly Phanouvong,

    Affiliation: United States Pharmacopeia, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Stephen Howells,

    Affiliation: Therapeutic Goods Administration, Government of Australia, Symonston, Canberra, Australia

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  • Eric McIntosh,

    Affiliation: Therapeutic Goods Administration, Government of Australia, Symonston, Canberra, Australia

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  • Paul Laurin,

    Affiliation: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensic Laboratory Services, National Anti- Counterfeiting Bureau, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Nancy Blum,

    Affiliation: United States Pharmacopeia, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christina Y Hampton,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kevin Faure,

    Affiliation: GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Leonard Nyadong,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • C. W. Ray Soong,

    Affiliation: GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Budiono Santoso,

    Affiliation: Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Manila, The Philippines

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  • Wang Zhiguang,

    Affiliation: Intellectual Property Division, Economic Crime Investigation Department, Ministry of Public Security, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • John Newton mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: paul@tropmedres.ac (PNN) and j.newton@interpol.int (JN)

    Affiliation: Intellectual Property Crime Unit, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Lyon, France

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  • Kevin Palmer

    Affiliation: Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Manila, The Philippines

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  • Published: February 12, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050032

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