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Made in China: new, potentially lifesaving drugs

China is pushing to play a bigger role in the global drug industry, pharmaceutical innovation a national priority

A chemistry laboratory owned by Hutchison China MediTech in Shanghai. The Hong Kong company is working with AstraZeneca to develop a drug to treat lung, kidney, gastric and colorectal cancer.


ONE new drug promises to stop cancer from spreading to other organs. Another would treat blood cancer. A third would use the body's immune system to kill tumors.

All three show encouraging results, and need just one more step to be approved for use in the United States....

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