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Signs of Drug Resistance Rattle Experts, Trigger Bold Plan

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1776
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1776

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According to several worrisome studies presented here last week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, resistance against artemisinin-based combination therapies, the gold standard in fighting malaria, seems to be developing in western Cambodia, along the Thai border.