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Resource ID: #18827
Subject: Diseases
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
Date: February



60 Minutes investigates why only 13 of the 1,223 medicines developed in the last 20 years have been for tropical diseases. Pharmaceutical companies are unwilling to develop medicines that would literally save millions of lives because of the money to be gained developing medicines to cure ailments of the Western world, the investigation concludes.

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