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Nonprofit Drug Firm Targets Disease in Third World

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Nonprofit Drug Firm Targets Disease in Third World

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Nonprofit Drug Firm Targets Disease in Third World

Nonprofit Drug Firm Targets Disease in Third World

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Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from multiple illnesses that mostly afflict people in the Third World. Unfortunately, drug companies see little profit in researching cures for such diseases. A nonprofit pharmaceutical company is working to change the industry's thinking. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.