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Global Health
March 19, 2014

Review Assesses Safety, Effectiveness of Antimalaria Drug Combinations

JAMA. 2014;311(11):1101. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2580

In a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of various malaria medications, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-P) cured slightly more patients and prevented additional malaria infections for a longer period after treatment than other artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) did, according to a team of researchers from South Africa, Kenya, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (Zani B et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010927 [published online January 20, 2014]).

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