Pediatric Formulation Of Malaria Drug Shown To Prevent Disease Relapse In Children, Study Shows; Developers Hope To Receive Regulatory Approval

Devex: Study finds malaria drug can also prevent relapse in children
“After a new study found a pediatric formulation of a malaria drug is effective in preventing relapse of the disease in children months after treatment, developers are hopeful this latest evidence would lead to regulatory approval of the drug. The formulation provides a simpler treatment option for children infected with the Plasmodium vivax parasite that causes malaria. … MMV and GSK plan to use this latest evidence for regulatory submissions in Australia, and subsequently other malaria-endemic countries…” (Ravelo, 12/16).

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