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Green Pharmaceuticals

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

A grass roots movement on the part of consumers, aided by the internet, has caused pharmaceutical companies and start-ups to look seriously at herbal medicines. Pharmaceutical companies are responding to consumer demand by acquiring or adding new divisions that sell dietary supplements, while start-ups hope to develop multi-component herbal products into larger margin drugs.

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