Rachel Taylor

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BACKGROUND The quality of medicines available in some less-developed countries is inadequate in terms of content of active ingredient. Reasons for the poor quality of drugs include widespread counterfeiting of medicines in less-developed countries, excessive decomposition of active ingredient as a result of high temperature and humidity, and poor quality(More)
In a number of developing countries there is reportedly a high incidence of the availability of substandard drugs. The majority of these reports do not contain quantitative data to support these claims, nor do they describe the methodology employed for the quality assessment. Many assume counterfeiting as the reason for the poor quality and in some cases(More)
1. Plasma and whole blood concentrations of proguanil and its two major metabolites cycloguanil (CG) and 4-chlorophenylbiguanide (CPB) were measured by a sensitive h.p.l.c. technique in nine healthy adult male volunteers after a single oral dose of proguanil 200 mg. 2. Proguanil was absorbed with a median time to peak plasma concentration of 3 h (range 2-4(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic separation of proguanil, cycloguanil and 4-chlorophenylbiguanide is reported using a hydrophobic stationary phase and lauryl sulphate as pairing ion. It is suggested, on the basis of the behaviour of phenylbenzoate as an undissociated solute and the variation of retention with lauryl sulphate and sodium ion(More)
Procedures are described for the simultaneous determination, by high-performance liquid chromatography of adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine using laurylsulphate as pairing ion and for the separate simultaneous determination of vanillylmandelic acid, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethylene glycol,(More)
A separation of heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, codeine, pholcodine, dihydrocodeine and morphine using a 200 x 2 mm I.D., 3 microns silica column with dichloromethane-pentane-diethylamine-methanol mobile phase is described. Data on the determination of these compounds in a urine matrix based on this separation using a solid-phase pretreatment with Bond Elut(More)
Much effort and resources have been focused on improving or evolving antimalarial prophylactic regimens in order to reduce the increasing problems of malaria infection in nonimmune travelers to malaria endemic regions. Falciparum malaria in travelers returned from Africa has been attributed to reduced efficacy of chloroquine against chloroquine-resistant(More)
In measuring the output of light from the human skin, we estimated the total photon rates to be of the order of 170-600 photons/s/cm2, depending on anatomical location. The light was strongest at the red end of the spectrum, but fell below detectable levels in the ultraviolet. Significant variations were observed between individuals in both photon rate and(More)