Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance

20 Jul 2004

A book by the Board on Global Health (BGH) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), that examines the history of malaria treatments, provides an overview of the current drug crisis, and offers recommendations on maximizing access to and effectiveness of antimalarial drugs.

For more than 50 years, low-cost antimalarial drugs silently saved millions of lives and cured billions of debilitating infections. Today, however, these drugs no longer work against the deadliest form of malaria that exists throughout the world.

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