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New therapies from old medicines

Although new botanical drugs pose many challenges for both industry and the FDA, approval of the first botanical prescription drug shows they can be successfully met.

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Chen, S., Dou, J., Temple, R. et al. New therapies from old medicines. Nat Biotechnol 26, 1077–1083 (2008).

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