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Figure 4

Figure 4. Photomicrographs of Material Found in Fake Artesunate Tablets. From: A Collaborative Epidemiological Investigation into the Criminal Fake Artesunate Trade in South East Asia .

(A) Debris, including charcoal fragments.
(B) Pinus pollen grain.
(C) Juglans pollen grain.
(D) Acacia pollen grain with charcoal deposit.
(E) Dermatophagoides mite nymph. The maximum distance across the abdomen is 116 μm.
Photographs by Dallas Mildenhall.

Paul N Newton, et al. PLoS Med. 2008 February;5(2):e32.
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Figure 3

Figure 3. Plot of δ13C and δ18O Values, in ‰, of Carbonate in Tablets. From: A Collaborative Epidemiological Investigation into the Criminal Fake Artesunate Trade in South East Asia .

Also plotted are approximate fields for values expected from calcite in different geological environments; igneous (red), metamorphosed (pink), and unaltered limestone (green). Sample 05/17 is represented by the top right data point.

Paul N Newton, et al. PLoS Med. 2008 February;5(2):e32.
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Figure 2

Figure 2. Examples of Genuine and Counterfeit Holograms. From: A Collaborative Epidemiological Investigation into the Criminal Fake Artesunate Trade in South East Asia .

(A) Genuine Guilin Pharmaceutical artesunate blister pack hologram.
(B) A type 2 sticker copy.
(C) A type 10 hologram copy with the fake ‘X-52′ stamp as seen under UV light.
(D) Type 15 hologram copy from the seized counterfeit artesunate from the China/Myanmar border.
For a full description of the 16 types of fake packaging see Figure S1 (updated from [10]). Types 15 and 16 have been only recently described and were not included in the pre-seizure analysis presented here. Photographs by Paul Newton.

Paul N Newton, et al. PLoS Med. 2008 February;5(2):e32.

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