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Randomized controlled trial of a traditional preparation of Artemisia annua L. (Annual Wormwood) in the treatment of malaria.
Monotherapy with Artemisia annua L. (Annual Wormwood) cannot be recommended as alternative to modern antimalarials, but may deserve further investigation. Expand
Efficacy and tolerability of a standardized willow bark extract in patients with osteoarthritis: randomized placebo‐controlled, double blind clinical trial
It is concluded that the willow bark extract showed a moderate analgesic effect in osteoarthritis and appeared to be well tolerated. Expand
Efficacy and safety of willow bark extract in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: results of 2 randomized double-blind controlled trials.
The OA study suggested that the willow bark extract showed no relevant efficacy in patients with OA, and the RA trial did not indicate efficacy of this extract in Patients with RA. Expand
Pharmacokinetics of salicin after oral administration of a standardised willow bark extract
Willow bark extract in the current therapeutic dose leads to much lower serum salicylate levels than observed after analgesic doses of synthetic Salicylates, and the formation of salicylic acid alone is unlikely to explain analgesic or anti-rheumatic effects of willow bark. Expand
Surveillance for falsified and substandard medicines in Africa and Asia by local organizations using the low-cost GPHF Minilab
Background Substandard and falsified medical products present a serious threat to public health, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Their identification using pharmacopeial analysis isExpand
Use of thin-layer chromatography to detect counterfeit sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine tablets with the wrong active ingredient in Malawi
Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) using different solvent systems proved to be a powerful method for the identification of this type of counterfeiting, presenting a simple and affordable technology for use in resource-limited settings. Expand
Availability and affordability of antimalarial and antibiotic medicines in Malawi
An analysis of availability and prices of antimalarial and antibiotic medicines in public, faith-based and private health facilities in Malawi finds that the free provision of medicines in the public health care system remains important in order to achieve universal health coverage. Expand
Quality of medicines in southern Togo: Investigation of antibiotics and of medicines for non-communicable diseases from pharmacies and informal vendors
Testing of selected samples for related substances indicated that inappropriate transport and storage conditions may have been an important cause for substandard quality. Expand
Prices, availability and affordability of medicines in Rwanda
In Rwanda, medicines are affordable but poorly available in both the public and the faith-based sectors, with the government procurement agency found to work efficiently and prices 30% below the international procurement price given in the International Medical Product Price Guide. Expand
Evaluation of a British-German postgraduate course in clinical pharmacy
The present study evaluated whether former participants found the postgraduate course in clinical pharmacy useful for their daily practice, finding 63 pharmacists found the course subjects useful. Expand