Supplies of the drug benznidazole used to treat Chagas disease are running out, leaving thousands of people without treatment. Representatives from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF; or Doctors Without Borders) is calling on the Brazilian Ministry of Health, which is responsible for the world's only laboratory that makes the drug, to immediately work on a solution to address this shortage (http://tinyurl.com/638kyls).
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