Development and validation of chromatographic methods for screening and subsequent quantification of suspected illegal antimicrobial drugs encountered on the Belgian market

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Estimations, made by the World Health Organization (WHO), state that 10% of the medical products in low- and middle-income countries are substandard or falsified (SF). Among them, antibiotics and antimalarials are the most commonly reported since 2013. Besides the fact that falsification is a crime, the worldwide use of poor quality antimicrobials could result in treatment failures, stronger antimicrobial resistance and even the promotion of the emergence of superbugs. Therefore, simple and accurate analytical methods are necessary, which are capable to detect …

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