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One girl's hope, a nation's dilemma

A Cambridge firm's drug worked wonders, but was hugely costly - more than Costa Rica thought it could spend on one child among so many

Every two weeks, Tania Gonzalez receives a two-hour treatment with a drug called Cerezyme in a San Jose hospital. Every two weeks, Tania Gonzalez receives a two-hour treatment with a drug called Cerezyme in a San Jose hospital. (Tito Herrera for The Boston Globe)
By Stephen Heuser
Globe Staff / June 14, 2009

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BARRANCA DE PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica - At the time, he had no way to know it would trigger a high-stakes controversy that reached all the way to Boston, but Jose Antonio Gonzalez remembers clearly the day he first heard that there might be a drug to help his little daughter. (Full article: 3249 words)

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