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China-Made Artemisinin Said Still Best Malaria Drug After Three Decades

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The best hope of fighting malaria around the globe remains a Chinese drug developed near the end of the war in the Vietnam, a world health expert says. He said drugs containing artemisinin, developed by the Chinese from wormwood, is still the most-effective drug and remains free of drug-resistance. More than three decades later, the disease kills more than 1 million people a year. The WHO official noted the drug was developed by the Chinese military while aiding Viet Cong forces in what was then North Vietnam. (Click here for more

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