Indonesia nears production of new malaria drug

03/10/2009 | Jakarta Globe (Indonesia)

Indonesia's Ministry of Health has cultivated artemisia annua -- a rare medicinal plant usually found in China -- that is the source of artemisinin used in antimalarial treatments. The artemisinin extracted from the plant will be used to produce a new kind of antimalarial treatment that can act against multidrug-resistant strains of the disease, said the Health Minister.

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