Blister-Packaged Tablets:

Diethylcarbamazine for lymphatic filariasis and tropical pulmonary eosinophilia

100 mg

Ivermectin for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, scabies, strongyloidiasis, mansonelliasis, and malaria transmission

3 mg

Albendazole for soil transmitted helminths, lymphatic filariasis, oesophagostomiasis, and strongyloidiasis

400 mg chewable

Blister-Packaged Soft Gel Caps:

Vitamin A for blindness and related mortality, respiratory disease, and other infections

100,000 IU and 200,000 IU (designed for scissors or nail clippers to open capsule)

The usual approach to mass drug administration is for tablets to be distributed from shared bottles without labels or instructions. As a result, patients have a lack of trust and effective coverage is poor. Today our blister-packaged generic medicines are attractive for both low- and middle-income countries.

Future Bend Biomedical projects may include praziquantel (adults) for schistosomiasis, foodborne trematodiases, and taeniasis; and azithromycin (1-11 months) for under-five mortality, trachoma, and yaws.

Drugs and diseases are listed for informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

9789241550161-eng Guideline: Alternative mass drug administration regimens to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017.

9789241510011-eng Guidelines for stopping mass drug administration and verifying elimination of human onchocerciasis: criteria and procedures. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016 (updated 2020).

9789241550116-eng Guideline: preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017.

9789241501767-eng Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in infants and children 6-59 months of age. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2011.