Why Can't We Develop Just One Drug to Combat Malaria?

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The rule in malaria has been that treatments that are deployed into the field eventually failed. Parasite with almost zero exceptions today evolves resistance. And if that's going to be the rule, then we need to be two or three steps ahead of the parasite, and have new therapies in the pipeline anticipating the time that today mainline therapies failed.

And without those, we lose a critical component of any kind of eradication effort, because any kind of eradication effort must include one that you treat the patient and break the infection cycle.