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  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by a form of Streptomyces rimosus

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Examples

  • Its goal -- the resurrection of an old antibiotic called paromomycin -- may sound modest.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • There is no reliable treatment for cryptosporidium enteritis - certain agents such as paromomycin, atovaquone, nitazoxanide, and azithromycin are sometimes used but they usually have only temporary effects.

    Find Me A Cure

  • The communities that most need paromomycin still lack health systems that can deploy it, so experts are scrambling to devise a treatment program that relief workers can manage independently.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • Would paromomycin work as a first-line therapy in India?

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • Their new company -- the grandly named Institute for OneWorld Health -- secured $5 million in seed money from the Gates Foundation in 2002, and by 2003 the stage was set for a full-dress paromomycin study.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • The to-do list was daunting -- form a company, organize a large clinical trial, push paromomycin through the approval process and find a way to manufacture it -- but things happened fast.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • The paromomycin initiative was seeded five years ago by an American scientist named Victoria Hale, but the crisis it addresses dates back to 1976.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • If all goes as planned, paromomycin will soon be available for $10 a cure -- just one twentieth of what treatment now costs in Bihar.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • Hale's team is now using the results to get paromomycin approved as a remedy for kala azar, and the Gates Foundation is outfitting an Indian firm to produce large quantities at low cost.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

  • Hale had heard about MSF's experience with paromomycin, and she was mesmerized by Sundar's talk.

    CHASING BLACK FEVER

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