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  • 1. medicine innovators 9.b class amanda Ozolina
  • 2. MEDICINES INVENTED IN LATVIA Janis Polis (1938-2011)
  • 3. The best known among Latvian medicines are Remantadins(Remantadinum, Rimantadine , Meradan), a powerful antiviral, anti-flu and anti-encephalitis drug developed in the early 1970s by Janis Polis, and
  • 4. Mildronats (Mildronatum, Mildronate), developed in the 1970s by a team led by Ivars Kalvins (1947) and used for treating cardiovascular disease, diseases of the central nervous system and bronchial asthma, as well as for increasing energy in healthy people subject to physical or mental over-exertion and during convalescence.
  • 5. Also worthy of mention is the cancer drug and antileucosis medicine widely used in the world today, developed by a group of Latvian scientists led by Solomons Hillers (1915–1975) in 1964 and known as Ftorafur. This product, also known under the namesTegafuri and Tegafur,
  • 6. is produced by more than 30 pharmaceutical companies in Japan, the United States and other countries, and by the Grindex company in Latvia, which has been producing and exporting it for over 25 years.
  • 7. Internet resources http://www.rsu.lv/eng/images/Docu ments/Publications/World_knows_La tvia_by.pdf

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