Kenya: Malaria Drugs to Be Checked

[The Star]THE Pharmacy and Poisons Board has said it will conduct a market surveillance of anti-malarial drugs in Coast region.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Cloning, CRISPR and gene editing, synthetic life forms, and longevity. The latest scientific discoveries are able to offset the natural order of human existence and meddle with sacred questions of life and death. Even so, does gaining insight into the secrets of being mean it should also be put into practice? Are we aware of the consequences? Where are the boundaries to augment life? Life, death and the coin for Charon the Ferryman In Japanese folklore, the Shinigami, gods or spirits of death came to the persons who were destined to die and invited them over the threshold of life and death. In ancient Egypt, Anubis, having...
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By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
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[Nation] The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has lifted the quarantine imposed on a commonly used antimalarial drug -- Duo-Cotecxin.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has refuted claims that it re called an anti-malaria drug from the Kenyan market.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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