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Project Dose: How a Simple Design Can Save Kids' Lives

Drugs formulated specifically for children can be prohibitively expensive in developing countries, so doctors often instruct mothers to split...

Drugs formulated specifically for children can be prohibitively expensive in developing countries, so doctors often instruct mothers to split adult tablets into smaller portions when treating their children. Cutting tablets precisely into even portions, however, is very difficult, and children suffering from diseases like malaria often receive too much or too little of the life-saving medicine.

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