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Table 1 Testing results for Coartem/Riamet by expiry date for Raman spectrometry, TLC and disintegration

From: Physical and chemical stability of expired fixed dose combination artemether-lumefantrine in uncontrolled tropical conditions

Expiry Date Number of Samples July 2008 Test Resultsa February 2009 Test Resultsa
Number of Months Past Expiry Date TLC Disintegration Raman Number of Months Past Expiry Date Raman
June 2008 7 1 7/7 7/7 7/7 8 7/7
May 2008 39 2 39/39 39/39 39/39 9 39/39
February 2008 4 5 4/4 4/4 4/4 12 4/4
August 2007 7 11 7/7 7/7 7/7 18 7/7
May 2007 2 14 2/2 2/2 1/2 21 1/2
November 2006 3 20 3/3 3/3 3/3 27 3/3
October 2005 5 33 5/5 5/5 5/5 40 5/5
September 2003 1 58 1/1 0/1 1/1 65 0/1
Total    68/68 67/68 67/68   66/68
  1. a. Results are total number of samples that passed testing/total samples tested.