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<p>The disease is characterized by abnormal red blood cells that are C-shaped or “sickled.”</p>

The disease is characterized by abnormal red blood cells that are C-shaped or “sickled.”

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Sickle cell drug reduces symptoms, health costs

A drug used to treat sickle cell disease can not only reduce complications, but also cut healthcare costs associated with treating children affected by this painful condition, according to a new study.