Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Rapamune key ingredient in breast cancer drug Taxol

Big dispute over tiny root
Peruvian Indians to fight U.S. patent of libido concoction
By Rick Vecchio
Associated Press
Daily Herald
Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The key ingredient in the breast cancer drug Taxol owned by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is taken from the bark of the yew tree, and Wyeth’s kidney transplant drug Rapamune comes from Easter Island soil.

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