Swedish-made Drugs

    Abstract

    ACCORDING to the August issue of the Anglo-Swedish Review, a new local anæsthetic has been discovered which in several respects far surpasses novocaine, which Sweden had hitherto to import. This new anæsthetic has been named LL 30, the letters standing for the names of two young scientific workers Lövgren and Lundquist, and the figure representing the number of anæsthetic compounds tried and discarded during their six years of investigation. LL 30 is now being made on a commercial scale by the Astra concern of Södertälje not far from Stockholm, where penicillin is also being manufactured. Sulphonamide preparations are being manufactured from Swedish raw materials, and its price is now down to half that of the imported foreign preparations.

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