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The counterfeit anti-malarial is a crime against humanity: a systematic review of the scientific evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, June 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#25 of 4,437)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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7 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
28 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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214 Mendeley
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Title
The counterfeit anti-malarial is a crime against humanity: a systematic review of the scientific evidence
Published in
Malaria Journal, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-209
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Authors

Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi

Abstract

The counterfeiting of anti-malarials represents a form of attack on global public health in which fake and substandard anti-malarials serve as de facto weapons of mass destruction, particularly in resource-constrained endemic settings, where malaria causes nearly 660,000 preventable deaths and threatens millions of lives annually. It has been estimated that fake anti-malarials contribute to nearly 450,000 preventable deaths every year. This crime against humanity is often underestimated or ignored. This study attempts to describe and characterize the direct and indirect effects of counterfeit anti-malarials on public health, clinical care and socio-economic conditions.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
India 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 207 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 17%
Student > Bachelor 32 15%
Researcher 22 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 52 24%
Unknown 16 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 6%
Social Sciences 13 6%
Other 73 34%
Unknown 25 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 89. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2019.
All research outputs
#239,991
of 15,659,478 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#25
of 4,437 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,140
of 191,771 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
of 1 outputs
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