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Why can't we formulate cost effective potent dosage forms for such neglected tropical diseases and distribute in those endemic areas.

Similar to malaria there are many neglected tropical diseases. Recently I came to know many facts about ASCARIASIS, which is very infectious in some regions of africa. My idea is to formulate novel, potent, cost effective dosage form of anti-helmenthic drugs and distribute in endemic regions of world.

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    May 9 2013: I agree with your answer, but I read complete life cycle of ascariasis and got an idea. It was written in one article that 5% phenol or cresol inhibits growth of larvae. If we kill this larvae in intestine, then it doesn't lays eggs by which we cn eliminate contamination and further spreading of disease
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      May 9 2013: Great idea! First of all, I think cresol needs to be tested further for medical use, so that might take a while since it has the ability to burn and cause organ damage in high amounts. Then you would have to distribute it. Good luck if you decide to pursue this noble cause.

      Cheers!
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        May 11 2013: Michael Huang Thank you for your valuable suggestions.

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