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Snake antivenin drug maker stands out

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:24 PM ET
By Rose French | Associated Press — Jan. 17. 2006

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Jodie Richey was trying to escape Hurricane Rita when another disaster hit — her 3-year-old daughter was bit by a rattlesnake in the family's yard.

The little girl nearly died from the venom, which caused her leg to swell and turn black.

"It happened so quickly. As tiny as she is ... I was so scared," said Richey, who lives in Onalaska, Texas, which is near a large lake about 85 miles north of Houston.

Her daughter was saved by CroFab, a snake antivenin ...

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