Published in Drug Law Weekly, December 2nd, 2008
"This was the inspiration for a new scientific discipline - ethnopharmacology - as Western scientists began to reinvent traditional herbal cures by extracting their active principles to make new and profitable drugs. The Chinese government may claim many such success stories as their own, but such triumphant narratives only reveal part of the story," wrote W.R. Burns and colleagues, University of Queensland.
The researchers concluded: "The drawn-out hunt for the active principle of another anti-malarial...
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