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Drugs To Prevent Premature Labor Deaths Underused, Lancet Study Says

New York Times: Premature Labor Drugs Underused, Study Says
“Each year, roughly one million children worldwide die after being born prematurely, yet two strategies that are effective in preventing these deaths are largely underused, researchers have found. … [T]he largest study to examine use of these drugs worldwide, which included data from 359 facilities in 29 countries, found that only 18 percent of women in spontaneous premature labor received both treatments, and 42 percent had neither. The study was published this month in The Lancet…” (Saint Louis, 8/25).