The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Artesunate: a potent antimalarial treatment

    Artesunate comes from qinghaosu, the sweet wormwood bush (Artemisia annua). It’s a fast-acting antimalarial drug discovered by Chinese scientists in the early 1970s.

    Artesunate is often referred to as the most efficient malaria parasite killer ever discovered.

    However, it’s short-lived action after taking a dose requires using it with another longer-lasting drug in order to kill any parasites that survive it’s initial effect.

    A review of artesunate’s history, cost, and role as a treatment for malaria is found in The Scientist.

    The pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis sponsors a website called Impact Malaria. Lots of information about this disease can be found there. Also, see The Medical Journal of Australia website for more information on artesunate.

    12/4/06 17:34 JR

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