Dangerous bleeding after childbirth could be treated with a $1 injection

Thursday, April 27, 2017

One of the most heart-wrenching public health problems facing the world has been the large number of women who die during or after childbirth despite all our medical progress. Melinda Gates has called the issue one of her top priorities and committed more than $1.5 billion from her family’s foundation to the cause. Countless scientists have explored the issue from every angle.

But could part of the solution be simpler than we imagined?

The results of a remarkable clinical trial released Wednesday in the journal Lancet suggest that a single injection of an old drug — and one that costs less than $1 a dose — may be able to save tens of thousands of lives each year.

Source: Washington Post (link opens in a new window)

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