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A drugmaking duo takes the fight to a neglected disease

A nonprofit and Japan's Eisai dust off an unused compound to tackle eumycetoma

Eisai is supplying DNDi with an investigational drug for clinical trials in Sudan.

TOKYO There are certain intractable diseases that cause widespread suffering in the developing world and yet are largely ignored by the big drugmakers. There's even a name for them: neglected diseases.

But a Geneva-based nonprofit research and development organization called the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative is working to end this problem.

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