A short history of dapsone, or an alternative model of drug development.

@article{Barr2011ASH,
  title={A short history of dapsone, or an alternative model of drug development.},
  author={Justin Barr},
  journal={Pharmacy in history},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={123-47}
}
From 1936 until 1996, the drug dapsone treated a diverse array of diseases, including tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria, and AIDS-related pneumonia. This article explores how dapsone transformed from a cure for one disease into a treatment for a totally different malady. This process of reinvention in the clinic represents an alternative model of drug… CONTINUE READING
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