Navigation Links
Cheap Anti-malarial Drug

French Pharma Company Sanofi-Aventis has come out with a cheap and effective drug for malaria. Sanofi has developed the treatment in association with the Drugs// for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), which is supported by global aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). This treatment called as ASAQ is a combination of artesunate and amodiaquine.

The earlier treatment for malaria had two tablets which had to be consumed simultaneously. But people have been missing out on one tablet in most cases. This has resulted in the malarial parasite developing a resistance to artesunate which is the main component in the malarial therapy.

But with ASAQ, the therapy is a combination of artesunate and the amodiaquine in one tablet. In children, smaller doses of ASAQ are recommended. The greatest advantage of ASAQ is that it is easily affordable. The cost of ASAQ for a three day course for adults is less than $1 and it is less than 50 cents for children under the age of 5.

Sanofi-Aventis has also decided not to patent this drug which would enable the other companies to manufacture this drug at a cheaper rate for developing nations. The cheaper price of this drug would dissuade the counterfeiters from making them as there is no profit for them in this endeavor.

Malaria as a disease kills 500 million every year and in African nations one child is killed due to malaria every 30 seconds.
JYT
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax
2. A Cheap Device to Stop Snoring from New Zealand
3. Scientists Developed Cheap Way To Assess Sleep
4. Cheap Indian devices sought to treat sleep disorder
5. Small Cars, Anti-AIDS And Anti-Cancer Drugs Would Be Cheaper
6. Inaccurate Counts with Cheap Pedometers – Researcher Find
7. Cheaper Vaccines From Tomatoes To Fight HIV, Hepatitis B
8. Drug Firms Competing to Produce Cheap and Effective bird flu vaccine
9. Diabetics to get Relief from Cheaper Drugs
10. Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic
11. Safer ICU’s: Cheap, Simple, “Low-Tech” Steps Wrk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is ... (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special pricing on ACHC’s Home ... University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members for ACHC Accreditation. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 ... ... is pleased to announce the integration of Microsoft(R) Word(TM) Online(TM), which enables sleep ... user experience, since it streamlines the reporting process and provides a familiar interface ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that ... as “stable.” At the same time, the ratings agency cautioned that the company’s rating ... “capital adequacy” thresholds required for its strong rating. , “Horizon is committed to being ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... GlycoMark, ... the GlycoMark test throughout the Northeast U.S. , GlycoMark is the only ... The GlycoMark test provides a clinically proven one- to two-week measure of hyperglycemic ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ushio America proudly introduces the new ... solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps on most instant-start and programmed-start electronic ballasts so ... lamps utilize the existing electronic ballast, saving labor and maintenance costs. It’s easy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... --  ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused on ... it closed $25 million in Series B funding led by ... Seattle that is part of a ... B round included participation from SR One , who ... (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Eyevensys, ... the first non-viral gene expression technology that enables the ... eye to address a wide range of ophthalmic diseases, ... and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to advance its ... ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), announces that ... Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario ... of the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, May 2 ... the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler will also ... For more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: