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New Drug Helps Peanut-Allergy Sufferers

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New Drug Helps Peanut-Allergy Sufferers

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New Drug Helps Peanut-Allergy Sufferers

New Drug Helps Peanut-Allergy Sufferers

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Scientists present promising results on an experimental drug for people with peanut allergies. More than a million people are allergic to peanuts and in severe cases, ingesting peanuts can provoke a sudden, sometimes fatal loss of blood pressure. The new drug makes people less sensitive to exposure. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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