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A Collaborative Epidemiological Investigation into the Criminal Fake Artesunate Trade in South East Asia

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Examples of Genuine and Counterfeit Holograms

(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.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050032.g002