World Drug Firsts from Asia (Outside Japan)

Posted 09 March 2016 By Kwee-Tat Chew, MBA, BPharm, Rao Meenakshi, PhD, RAC

placeholder+image This article discusses some notable drug firsts from Asia (outside Japan) and reaffirms the innovation potential in this region, beginning with a reference to the discovery of artemisinin, a valuable drug and key ingredient in the fight against malaria, and concluding with a reference to a new paradigm: a shift of the "center of gravity" of innovation from the West toward the East.

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration, Features, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Asean, CFDA, MFDS, CDSCO

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