Important dates in the history of artemisinin.
|circa 0000||Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors||Empirical usage of wormwood for fevers|
|23/05/1967||Chinese government (Mao Tse-toung?)||Launch of the 523 malaria research programme|
|1971||AMMS*; Shangaï Institute of Materia medica||Isolation of artemisinin from wormwood|
|1972–75||AMMS*; Shangaï Institute of Materia medica||Synthesis of artemether, artesunate and DHA|
|1980’s||Wellcome Trust||Information to the world|
|1989||Rhone-Poulenc Rorer||Paluther (IM artemether)|
|1992||Novartis||Coartem (artemether – lumefantrine)|
|2006||WHO||ACT recommended as first line treatment|
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