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Table 3 Antimalarial drugs and malaria rapid diagnostic tests from stock audit

From: Malaria risk factors and care-seeking behaviour within the private sector among high-risk populations in Vietnam: a qualitative study

Products Manufacturer Formula/packaging Retail price (from outlets to clients) Wholesale price (from distributor to outlets) Outlet types
Antimalarial drugs
 Quinine sulphate (250 mg) Mekophar Vietnam Tablet 180T/pot 1200–1500 VND/tablet ($0.05–$0.07 USD) 180 VND/tablet ($0.01 USD) 5 clinics, 4 pharmacies and 2 grocery stores
 Chloroquine phosphate (250 mg) Mekophar Vietnam Tablet 200T/pot 500–1500 VND/tablet ($0.02–$0.05 USD) 180 VND/tablet ($0.01 USD) 3 clinics, 3 pharmacies and 2 grocery stores
 Arterakin (dihydroartemisinin 40 mg + piperaquine phosphate 320 mg) Phabacor Vietnam Tablet 10 T/1 blister pack 2000 VND/tablet ($0.09 USD) 200 VND/tablet ($0.01 USD) 3 clinics, 3 pharmacies and 1 grocery store
 CV8 (dihydroartemisinin (32 mg) + piperaquine (90 mg) +trimethoprim (90 mg) +primaquine phosphate (5 mg) OPC Vietnam Tablet 8 T/1 blister pack 1200 VND/tablet ($0.05 USD) No information given regarding source/price 2 private clinics and 1 pharmacy
 Artesunat artesunate (50 mg) monotherapy Phabacor Vietnam Tablet 12T/1 blister pack Offered freely to clients Reportedly obtained from CHS 1 private clinic in Kon Tum
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests
 Malaria Ag P.f/P.v Standard diagnostic N/A 15,000–35,000 VND/test ($0.66–$1.64 USD) 3500–7000 VND/test ($0.15–$0.31 USD) 2 private clinics and 1 pharmacy
  1. Conversion to USD: 22,727 VND/$1 USD (rate on August 30, 2017)