Injectable contraceptive synthesis: an example of international cooperation

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Science  29 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4460, pp. 992-994
DOI: 10.1126/science.7403868


Since many contraceptives appropriate for use in developing countries are not of major interest to the pharmaceutical companies in developed countries, the World Health Organization has sponsored a program whereby contraceptives are developed outside the traditional pharmaceutical industry channels. This program might serve as a model for the develoment of other drugs or even pesticides.