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Malaria. Given Piperaquine. What is it for?


I want to participate in a medical research study of a new medicine which is being developed for the treatment of malaria.
the study medication and piperaquine will be given to my body.
i need to stay in the hospital for a week, and also I need to visit the researchers in 6 times as a out-patient.
I want to know do they infect me with Malaria parasites? or they just want to study of the function of study medication?

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Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
As I know you will not be infected with malaria,this is forbidden of course. They will probbaly test drugs pharmacodynamic and other characteristics of this medicines by measuring its level in your blood and effect on blood cells and immune system. just to be sure ask them one more time. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is legally and ethically forbidden by law to induce a disease (Malaria).
The study may be to see the absorption, blood level, half life, metabolism, side effects and so on.
Read the contract form - small prints in particular...
Ask the sponsor...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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