WHO RAS Alerts

WHO Rapid Alert System - Alert 4/2016

Falsified Quinine Sulphate circulating in West and Central Africa

This Medical Product Alert relates to the recent circulation of two confirmed falsified versions of Quinine Sulphate circulating in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, containing zero active pharmaceutical ingredient. These products were initially discovered by a local NGO. They initially failed field screening and were submitted to a WHO pre-qualified Quality Assurance laboratory. Subsequent analysis showed that neither product contained any of the stated active pharmaceutical ingredient.  Details and photographs of the product are shown in the Alert

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Alert 4/2016 : Falsified Quinine Sulphate circulating in West and Central Africa