New Medicines for Tropical Diseases in Pregnancy: Catch-22

  title={New Medicines for Tropical Diseases in Pregnancy: Catch-22},
  author={Nicholas J. White and Rose McGready and François Henry Nosten},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={e22 - 104}
Essay T here were an estimated 536,000 maternal deaths in the world in 2005, of which 533,000 (99%) occurred in developing countries [1]. Maternal and perinatal conditions are a major contributor to the global burden of disease, yet the pipeline of new drugs specifically for maternal health is alarmingly small [2]. Only 17 drugs are under active development for maternal health indications—less than 3% of the pipeline in cardiovascular health. Since the disaster of thalidomide 50 years ago, the… CONTINUE READING
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