Sunday, November 12, 2006

Shelved malaria drug regains effectiveness, new study finds - The Boston Globe

From Reuters:
An inexpensive drug called chloroquine may again be effective in treating malaria because years of disuse have boosted its potency against the often fatal mosquito-borne disease, a new study shows.

Chloroquine had been the mainstay of malaria therapy until the disease developed a resistance to it and health officials stopped using it widely more than a decade ago. ...more

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