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Synthetic Malarial Drug Ingredient Could Cut Cost Of Treatment

NPR | April 10, 2013 3:17 p.m.

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Jason Beaubien

Scientists have come up with a new way to produce the most common anti-malaria medicine currently on the market and a French pharmaceutical company is opening a new plant this week to manufacture it. The synthetic version of artemisinin is expected to stabilize the malaria medicine market and reduce the overall cost of malaria treatment.

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