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WHO's decision not to recommend use of artemether in Africa is unethical

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1085c (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1085
  1. Joseph N E Ana, Secretary general,
  2. Baba M Gana, President
  1. Nigerian Medical Forum, 84 Bishopscote Road, Luton LU3 1PB

    EDITOR,—Jacqui Wise reports that artemether, the active ingredient of a traditional Chinese remedy for fever, has been found to be as effective as quinine in severe malaria.1 She states that most deaths from malaria occur in Africa and then quotes Dr Peter Trigg, a scientist with …

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