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31 December 2004

[PDF] Business and Economic Development: Pharmaceutical Sector Report

Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Merck, Novo Nordisk, Aspen Pharmacare, Grunenthal, Novartis, Citadel Aurobindo Biotech & Citadel Fine Pharmaceuticals (both part of Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals), Abbott Laboratories, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Eli...

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16 December 2004

Unilever enlists Kalahari bushmen in effort to revive fortunes of Slim-Fast

Author: Stephen Foley & Susie Mesure, Independent [UK]

A cactus used for centuries by bushmen of the Kalahari desert to fend off hunger could soon be earning tribesmen thousands of pounds in royalties, after Unilever, the global giant behind the Slim-Fast brand, licensed the plant for use in diet foods. ...

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26 March 2003

Bushmen to share royalties on anti-obesity drug [South Africa]

Author: Tamar Kahn, SciDev.Net

A group of South African hunter-gatherers is to receive six per cent of all royalties received by South Africa's leading research organisation from a potential anti-obesity drug derived from the local hoodia plant. Under the deal, the South African...

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30 July 2002

Kalahari cactus boosts UK drug firm

Author: BBC News

An anti-obesity drug made from a Kalahari desert cactus is a step closer to reality after its developer, UK drug company Phytopharm, signed a fresh deal with US giant Pfizer...In the hope of staving off the anger that sometimes surrounds companies...

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