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Indonesia Said Closer To Producing Own Anti-Malaria Drug

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Indonesia's health minister says the nation is getting closer to producing a new type of artemisinin drug to fight malaria. Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said government researchers are growing the artemisia annual plant that produces artemisinin, until now mostly restricted to growth in China. He said the Indonesian version is showing so far to have equal or even higher artemisinin levels when compared with the variety native to China. He noted, however, that scientists have not yet been able to produce the artemisinin extract necessary for use in drugs. (Click here for more



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