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Malaria Drug May Fall Short for Children, Pregnant Women

The most widely used antimalarial therapy may not fully treat some children and pregnant women, according to a new study. These patients' bloodstreams contained lower concentrations of one active ingredient compared to adults who aren't pregnant. The research may explain why standard doses of artemether-lumefantrine combination therapy (ACT) sometimes fail to cure these sensitive groups. It suggests a change in the treatment regimen may help raise cure rates and prevent...

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