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Finally FDA Warns About Anti-Malarial Drug

Malaria is a major ongoing disaster, and the numbers are staggering:

* Half of the world's population--2.5 billion people--lives at risk of getting malaria.
* 300 million to 500 million people become sick with this disease each year.
* Malaria kills up to 3 million people each year and a few hundred each hour.
* Each minute, 3 to 5 children die of Malaria!
* Every month malaria kills nearly as many people as AIDS has killed in the past 15 years.
* Each hour, malaria kills more people than the 1995 EBOLA epidemic in Zaire. However, malaria is not recognized in the developed world as a disaster like AIDS, EBOLA or other major hardships.
* Malaria has not been a high profile disese; exotic viruses or disasters that kill rapidly tend to make the Front Page.

If you have been reading this newsletter you would have known more than six months before the FDA blew the whistle on anti-malarial drug Lariam as that is when the article was posted on the site.

Fortunately, there are safer options for malaria.

UPI July 10, 2003

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